Oscars nominees see online piracy surge

Friday, 20 February 2015 - 8:18

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American Sniper would win best picture and Birdman's Alejandro Inarritu best director if the Oscars were determined by online piracy rates.

It suggests being nominated in one of the four major categories has a particularly profound effect on illegal downloads of indie and art house films.

The authors suggest that producers of such movies become more flexible about how and when their titles are released.