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    MPAA Bans Oscar Screeners


    September 30, 2003 Hollywood, California

    In a move that some have called it the Oscar's "Blockbuster," studios have agreed not to send Video or DVD screeners or full length copies of movies to members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in consideration for the 76th Annual Academy Awards to be held on February 29, 2004.

    The decision comes after a long heated debate between art house filmmakers, studios and the Motion Picture Association of America, the governing body of the major studios. The screeners are often movies which are not yet available to the public on video nor have been released theatrically. Jack Valenti, the president of the MPAA called the new screener policy "a determined commitment to combat digital piracy and to save movie jobs in the future."

    The MPAA recently launched a new and emotional in theater anti-piracy campaign, Movies, Theyre Worth It to educate film goers the affects of piracy to the unfamiliar artists and talented individuals who work behind the scenes of motion pictures. See www.respectcopyrights.org . Many Digital Media specialists in the industry have speculated that while DVD and home video prices are low and are released closer to theatrical dates, a wide gap still exists to allow users to download movies from the Internet citing too few titles and a major technology hurdle which seldom works.

    In years prior, and especially since the studios began creating DVD versions of its screeners for Academy consideration, the videos were sent out to the Academys members that resulted a personal video rental store in fashion. Many of the screeners quickly fell into the hands of the general public and media pirates, whom proceeded to duplicate and distribute the screeners all over the world on the black market and easily available on the most popular Internet file sharing networks such as Kazaa, Gnucleus and Bear Share.

    This comes at a time when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided to move Hollywoods most famous ceremony forward a month to thwart studios multi-million dollar Oscar campaigns. Some felt the studios fierce Oscar marketing efforts have adversely affected the outcome of the awards in recent years. So what kind of marketing mayhem can we expect by the studio's this year? Well just have to wait and see.


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    Aw man, that's bullshit it won't stop the pirating of movies or dvd-rips but screeners come out way before the retail dvd and that's going to be gay not to have them anymore.

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    doesn't it suck. Oh well, theres always gonna be cams and dvd rips.

    EDIT: I'am against cams, but look at the daduck shit, there cams are really good.

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    Not to me they don't look much better to me and if it does I don't like to watch anything but dvd-rips.

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    yea i agree.. ripps arnt as good as dvd itself

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    all i have to say it

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    I reckon it's bullshit for quiet a number of reasons! Why not do it earlier like this year? Also screeners are still going to produce so it doesn't really matter. But finally they mention a few p2p networks well screeners don't even usually make it onto p2p they always start on bit torrent, mIRC etc and usually stay their. That's why these articles usually say something like to stop priacy on the internet then some other bullshit but never actually mention p2p apps name. Maybe the MPAA just made up some bullshit to think they aren't going to be avaibile but really their still going to send them in. I mean how else are they going to watch them? The movie studios make these screeners and send it out to many people not only the oscar academy so again it ain't anything to worry about .

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    that sucks.


    but like most things, it might slow us down but it isnt gonna stop us

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    Originally posted by justin89@2 October 2003 - 00:25
    doesn't it suck. Oh well, theres always gonna be cams and dvd rips.

    EDIT: I'am against cams, but look at the daduck shit, there cams are really good.
    daduck uses mpeg version from TC and reencode them into DIVX so you can better say that TC has good quality releases

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    well you might not get as many dvd screeners from big networks
    sony,mirmax,unversal
    but the independen will still be releasing the screener

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