Thor Love and Thunder Leaked After the First Show

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Thor Love and Thunder, the upcoming Marvel movie, has already been leaked online. This isn’t the first time a big movie has been pirated before its release, and it likely won’t be the last. Here’s a quick history of some of the most famous (or infamous) cases of movie piracy.

The most common form of movie piracy is downloading a camcorder recording of a movie that’s still in theaters. These recordings are often low quality, but they’re free and easy to find online. The first major case of this was with The Phantom Menace in 1999. A fan recorded the movie with a camcorder and uploaded it to the internet, where it was downloaded millions of times.

This type of piracy has become less common in recent years, as movie theaters have started cracking down on people recording movies. But it still happens from time to time, like with the recent leak of Thor Love and Thunder.

Another form of movie piracy is downloading a copy of a movie that’s been released on DVD or Blu-ray. This is usually done by downloading a copy that’s been ripped from the disc. These copies are often high quality, but they’re also illegal.

The most infamous case of this was with The Hurt Locker in 2009. A DVD screener (a copy of the movie sent to critics and awards voters) was leaked online and downloaded millions of times. This resulted in the movie’s director, Kathryn Bigelow, speaking out against movie piracy.

Movie piracy is a big problem for the film industry, but it’s also been around for as long as movies have been released. It’s unlikely that it will go away anytime soon, but hopefully Thor Love and Thunder won’t be the next big leak.