The highly anticipated superhero film “The Flash” was leaked on Twitter just one week after its theatrical release. The leaked footage, although of reasonable quality, was captured through camcorder footage, indicating that it was a recording of a cinema screening.
The leak occurred on Sunday, June 25, when a Twitter account known as @BriYoshFR posted the complete 2 hours and 24 minutes movie through cam footage. The leaked copy managed to stay live on Twitter for a staggering eight hours before finally being taken down. During its brief time on the platform, the leaked content amassed a staggering 1.7 million views.
This incident follows a similar occurrence earlier this year when the Super Mario Bros. Movie suffered a leak on Twitter shortly after its release in April. The fact that these leaks are becoming more frequent and prevalent should be a cause for concern within the film industry. It highlights the urgent need for improved security measures and safeguards to protect intellectual property from piracy.
One factor that may have facilitated these leaks is the recent introduction of increased video length and file size limits on Twitter. While this update was intended to provide more flexibility and creative options for users, it inadvertently created a new avenue for pirated content to be disseminated.
“The Flash” leak serves as a wake-up call for the film industry and social media platforms alike. It highlights the urgent need to address piracy issues, safeguard intellectual property, and preserve the integrity of the cinematic experience.
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