Pirating the 2007 Oscars

Terrific analysis from Andy Baio on how long it takes for Oscar nominated films to be pirated. (Answer: not long.) He also draws an interesting conclusion that the more effort a studio exerts trying to keep a screener (a DVD distributed to Oscar voters) from being bootlegged, the worse chance that movie has of winning an award. The anti-copying measures make it less likely screeners will even watch it.

Methinks the movie industry is getting closer and closer to their date with a Napster-style reckoning.

Tuesday, 23 January 2007