'Avatar' beats "Hurt Locker" in piracy stakes
By Eriq Gardner
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Avatar" might have tied "The Hurt Locker" for most Oscar nominations last week (with nine apiece), but the sci-fi epic is winning in at least one category: The film once again was the most-pirated movie on the Internet last week, thanks to a DVD screener that leaked onto file-sharing networks.
Oscar buzz also seems to have compelled pirates to check out "Locker," which jumped to the fourth most-pirated film last week. Here's the entire Top 10 list of most-pirated movies on BitTorrent, according to TorrentFreak:
2) Sherlock Holmes
4) The Hurt Locker
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