'Avatar' beats "Hurt Locker" in piracy stakes

Tue Feb 9, 2010 12:37am EST
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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:

1) Avatar

2) Sherlock Holmes

3) Daybreakers

4) The Hurt Locker

5) Zombieland

6) The Men Who Stare at Goats   Continued...