Movie Studios Losing Fight Against Piracy

Hollywood studios’ latest attempts to combat piracy seem to be a miserable failure. “A major source of movies online is an underground network of groups that specialize in bootlegging films, piracy experts say. These “ripping crews” – which recruit members around the world to obtain, edit, transfer and store films – compete with one another to be the first to obtain a movie, the experts say. They frequently are assisted by people connected to the movie industry, whose numbers include cinema employees, workers at post-production houses and friends of Academy members.”