if you've ever looked around the black market for movies (which is admittedly, pretty much everywhere here), chances are you've found yourself viewing a "screener" copy, meaning it was only meant for viewing of intended individuals, like say, the members of a movie awards panel, such as the Academy Awards.
since last year's attempt (not to distribute to voters at all) proved to be an embarrassing idea, organisers have found a way to hopefully solve their problem: specially-encrypted DVDs. oh, and special DVD players to boot too.
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