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Number of Pirated Screener Leaks Already Higher Than Last Year

Of all the major Oscar contenders, only four are not yet available in high-quality formats on pirate sites. These are ‘1917,’ ‘Just Mercy,’ ‘Richard Jewell,’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/387eg1n

Disney Wins Injunction Against Redbox: Movie Download Codes Can’t Be Sold Separately

Redbox operates DVD rental kiosks in retail stores throughout the nation. But online streaming has disrupted the business now owned by the private equity giant Apollo Global Management. So Redbox got ahold of Disney’s “combo packs,” which include a Blu-ray disc, a DVD and a digital code, and disassembled it, offering only the download code at a cheaper price. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter https://ift.tt/2LHGWlY

The Hidden Phenomenon That Could Ruin Your Old Discs

Michele Youket, a preservation specialist at The Library of Congress, often deals with similar situations in her role. She says that this kind of silent destruction, which shows up in three different forms—the “bronzing” of discs, small pin-hole specs located on the discs, or “edge-rot”—became an important one for the national library when the organization started archiving music on CD formats, with the format’s weaknesses soon becoming apparent. – Ernie Smith, MOTHERBOARD https://ift.tt/2t0C7yD

Redbox Says Disney Engaging in Copyright Misuse to Protect Coming Streaming Service

On Tuesday, Redbox suggested in court that Disney is engaged in copyright misuse and seeks “to stifle competition to more smoothly launch Disney’s own digital content streaming service, maximize the price other services like iTunes and Amazon (and their customers) pay for Disney movies, and secure a greater market share for Hulu — the viewing service Disney will control as part of its $52 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox.” – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter http://ift.tt/2mONXYO
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