Hollywood studios could ban DVD screeners due to file sharing

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Hollywood studios could ban DVD screeners due to file sharing.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/12/EmVPT.jpg[/newsimage]The process of sharing post-production screeners with awards judges, critics and others is now being criticized due to piracy concerns, with pressure mounting that could put an end to the system.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/hollywood-studios-could-ban-dvd-screeners-due-to-piracy-fears-37572/](http://www.myce.com/news/hollywood-studios-could-ban-dvd-screeners-due-to-piracy-fears-37572/)


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#2

What’s the average age & IT literacy of movie judges/reviewers/critics?

Emails can go awry :wink:
Perhaps a CD/USB flash drive with link to the download URL/site - but requires a user identifiable keycode …

I still can’t see a bunch of old fogies downloading these and watching them on their PC’s with cruddy stereo panel speakers … nor burning these to DVD’s for themselves.

I foresee a whole bunch of 20 something secretaries downloading and burning these to DVD at the request of their judge/reviewer/critic bosses, and maybe a copy for themselves … and their friend, and their other friend, and their other friend … and then those friends will copy them for friends of friends, and then eventually it’ll make it’s way back to that pesky interwebby thing, and eventually to P2P …


#3

it’s a much better copy than the pirated ones

?? How’s that? I find most screeners are crap. They ay have looked good on an ol tube tv, but with HDTVs they’re crap in comparison. Now if they are talking about telesync or cam, then its true, but who the heck downloads that crap anymore?
Ok, I was bored and needed something to watch so I d/led RED.(Currently overseas, so the foreign TV department is a less than appealing). And after watching it I still stand by my comment.

Wait an extra few weeks and download the 1080p version. ;D


#4

They should send the screeners on VHS tapes.


#5

[QUOTE=pepst;2562318]They should send the screeners on VHS tapes.[/QUOTE] There are still people who have VHS recorders, so why not use Video 2000 instead? :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2562321]There are still people who have VHS recorders, so why not use Video 2000 instead? :p[/QUOTE]

OR better yet: This