Bruce Willis Captured by Christmas Pirates
Yippee ki-yay Father Christmas: Die Hard ranks as the most pirated Christmas film in the UK in 2013, according to anti-piracy group MUSO.
The anti-piracy group MUSO have revealed that the Bruce Willis action thriller ‘Die Hard’ (1988) is the most pirated Christmas film in 2013.
MUSO’s massive scale proprietary software, which scans over 1b pages of content, has found that there are 768 active available files for illegal downloads – a total Mr Hans Gruber himself would be pleased with!
‘Home Alone’ (1990), ‘Bad Santa’ (2003) and ‘The Polar Express’ rank as 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the list, with each film notching up over 600 files.
MUSO’s Film & TV head, Christopher Elkins, says: “Christmas is a great time to support the creative industries with some fantastic stocking-fillers, below in the top 10. The perennial appeal and charm of films like Die Hard and Home Alone, means these films are for life, not just Christmas”
MUSO allows companies to track and remove illegal files by using their search engine systems to trawl the internet and find links to specified illegal downloads. This information is then transferred back to the company for processing and if appropriate a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) for ‘Takedown Notice’ will be sent out.
Their system operates constantly and automatically scans billions of web pages for illegal copies of content then allowing companies to remove the infringing files instantly.
They specialise in reducing piracy in film, music, publishing software and with live broadcasts.
Most pirated Christmas films:
1. Die Hard (1988)
2. Home Alone (1999)
3. Bad Santa (2003)
4. The Polar Express (2004)
5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
7. Elf (2003)
8. Scrooge (1988)
9. The Santa Clause (1994)
10. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
For more information on MUSO and their anti-piracy services, visit www.muso.com/anti-piracy/