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  • Where do all those Oscar screeners come from?

    The Oscars are in just a few short weeks, and plenty of movie buffs—I’m the furthest thing from a movie buff you’ll find in the West—are excited for some reason. Good for them. Pertinent to us here at CG is the phenomenon of movie piracy, specifically: how do screeners of these Academy Award nominated films wind up available for download on BitTorrent, Usenet, etc.? Read More