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Hollywood Fights Screener Leaks With Thousands of Takedowns

More than a dozen screeners have leaked thus far, including titles such as The Hateful Eight, The Revenant Movie, Creed, Concussion and Steve Jobs. And according to one release ‘group’ many more are coming. For Hollywood the prospect of so many quality leaks just before Christmas is a disaster, especially since several of the movies have yet to premiere in theaters. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

Popcorn Time Blames Hollywood For Its Popularity

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“People are ready to pay a fee, but a lot of them currently refuse to pay for a petty catalog with country-specific restrictions,” the Popcorn Time team notes. “The price can also be a hurdle for some people: $20 a month is not the same in Uganda and the United States. But obviously, the most problematic issue is the complete lack of legal availability in some places.” […] “Why would people in France wait two years to see a movie that’s already being broadcasted in the US, when they both are paying almost the same amount of money?” – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

Why the Chinese government doesn’t want its people watching “The Big Bang Theory”

[SAPPRFT]’s actions represent a sharp shift in China’s relations with the American entertainment industry. Three years ago, it seemed, Beijing was starting to make nice with Hollywood, as pirated content was removed from the web. Western studios were soon raking in $100 million a year through licensing deals with streaming platforms like Youku Tudou, Tencent Video, and Sohu. Now some fear the rapprochement is over. – Scott Cendrowski, Fortune Magazine
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