Piracy: The Final Frontier


Star Trek has found itself at the top of one of Hollywood's least-desirable year-end lists, emerging as the most pirated film of 2009. With almost 11 million illegal downloads recorded, J.J. Abrams's epic narrowly edged Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (10.6 million) for the No. 1 slot, followed by RocknRolla (seriously), The Hangover and Twilight. Somewhat surprisingly, the infamously leaked X-Men Origins: Wolverine hovered in ninth place below even the turgid reporter drama State of Play. Among the lessons: You know newspapers are doomed when people won't even pay for movies about journalism. [Torrent Freak via NYT]

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