Full-length features (“American Pie 2,” “Ocean’s 11”) and even dailies from films in production (“Minority Report”) are being highjacked from studios, print labs or post-production houses. The MPAA estimates losses at $2.5 billion.
Episodes of every TV show are available online (including the full run of Web fave “The Simpsons”). Copies of the fall season’s pilots were posted online long before they were handed to the network execs.
The value of ersonal, legal and financial info — e-mails, deal memos, tracking statistics, billing and transactions, script databases and ledgers — nabbed directly from the studios, production companies, tenpercentaries and law firms is growing among Hollywood hackers.