The day after Oscar: "Download day"

Being nominated for a Best Picture Oscar not only increases the film's popularity at the thater and the DVD store, it now insures that it will be downloaded like never before. A website called Torrentfreak, devoted to the super-popular file-sharing program BitTorrent, refers to the day after the Academy Awards show as "Oscar winner download day." Some in the d/l'ing community believe that the Oscar-inspired downloads are a sure way to get caught precisely because of their known popularity. (Maybe now's the time to snag those episodes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. instead.) Ironic note: currently, the most downloaded video related to the Oscars is the award ceremony itself.

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