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12-27-2012, 11:45 AM #1
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- Jun 2009
The Ten Most Pirated Movies Of 2012 (For Real This Time)
Just a couple of days back, an "administrative bungle" saw me promise but fail to deliver a list of 201's most pirated films. Well, I've got them here now, again thanks Torrent Freak's count of what went down at "all major bit torrent trackers."
So, here is the slightly surprising list of which films proved most popular with crooks this year.
- Project X
- Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
- The Dark Knight Rises
- The Avengers
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
- 21 Jump Street
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
- The Dictator
- Ice Age: Continental Drift
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
That Project X is at number one was something of a surprise for me - probably because I'm super out of touch with the kind of person who has counted towards this chart. Maybe it's a lesson for the studios, though, of what kind of film will attract unpaying adiences but not much of the green and folding stuff.
12-27-2012, 11:58 AM #2
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A lot of this is as much about how early good quality torrents pop up, as it is how in demand a particular title is.
12-27-2012, 12:34 PM #3
I never even heard of project X. I am such an out-of-touch pirate.Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason ― Mark Twain
12-27-2012, 01:00 PM #4
I'm kind of surprised Project X was that popular in terms of viewer eyeballs, I heard about it when it was released on DVD but it just sounded dull to me, like something trying very very hard to latch onto a perceived zeitgeist phenomenon.
Again, though, I notice Brendon making huge, and stupid, assumptions about the motivations that can usefully be ascribed to people who download stuff and their behaviour. But hey, it's not like I expect facts to get in the way of his chosen narrative (like the study last October showing at least a correlation between filesharing and expenditure on music).
Given your concerns about copyright, Brendon, do you give out to Rich about all the image embeds that he uses for comic stories without permission or attribution? Do you report those naughty people who upload snippets of films in a way that circumvents the copyright-holder's wishes? Or do you ignore all the stuff that suits you for your day-to-day working purposes because it's easier that way?
12-27-2012, 01:02 PM #5
Half of those movies were huge hits at the box office. This just proves what I have been saying all along, bootleg movies have very little (if any at all) negative effect on ticket sales at the box office.
12-27-2012, 01:09 PM #6
12-27-2012, 01:14 PM #7
What the list shows is that the demographic profile for your typical pirate skews young.
And that they steal a lot of shitty movies.
12-27-2012, 01:22 PM #8
12-27-2012, 01:40 PM #9
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- Stockport, UK
So a site like this can show a few screen captures, a minute's clip of a film, an extract of a book or comic without breaking any copyright laws. It's showing large amounts of a film/book/comic without the owner's permission that's not allowed.
12-27-2012, 01:49 PM #10