It’s the eternal question: How do well-known movies get onto torrent sites so fast? You know, those movies that come out and everyone goes crazy for, but no one knows how they got on torrent sites so fast. There are many ways for a movie to end up on a torrent site. Some of them may surprise you! Keep reading to learn more about how this happens.
They’re Early Screening Copies
Early screening copies of a movie are often one of the reasons that popular movies get onto torrent sites before official release dates. There are an increasing number of film festivals around the world.
In addition to these festivals, there are also private screenings that happen before the general public has a chance to see the movie. This type of early copy is sometimes sent out to a few people in the media – someone like a film critic, for example.
These screenings can sometimes happen before the movie’s general release date. Some people may record the movie, or take a photograph of their computer screen to create a bootleg copy. These people may then send their recording or image file to a torrent site.
The Scene Is Duplicated and Released Early
Early in the movie’s production, the film crew is likely to shoot extra scenes. These scenes may be duplicated and released on the Internet early. Some torrent sites will post these duplicated scenes as soon as they’re released.
They may even host the scenes before the movie is officially completed. This happens because the scene – or even the whole movie – may be uploaded to one or more file-sharing sites. The person who hosts the duplicated content may then distribute it to other websites.
Studios Are Responsible for Their Leaks
Studios are responsible for their leaks – and are actually the main reason why popular movies get onto torrent sites before official release dates. As part of the process of creating a movie, studios will create duplicated scenes and copies of the movie.
They may also upload scenes to file-sharing sites as they’re being edited. It’s a way of building up hype around the movie and engaging their online audiences. Some studios may even choose to upload full-length movies to file-sharing sites. Or they may give copies of their movies to large websites that host torrents.
By Promoting Their Content Early – Or By Mistake!
Sometimes studios promote their content early – or make a mistake and prematurely upload a scene from a movie. As a result, the movies get onto torrent sites before official release dates. By uploading a scene from a movie to a large file-sharing site, a studio can cause their entire movie to be uploaded. And, before you know it, their movie has been downloaded by thousands of people!