Oscar Winner '12 Years A Slave' Sees Illegal Downloads Triple

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March 04, 2014 AT 2:46 PM
The movie "12 Years a Slave" swept the Academy Awards on Sunday and apparently it's also now sweeping movie download sites. According to TorrentFreak, the number of people illegally sharing the movie tripled the day after it won the Oscar for best picture. It's not only "12 Years a Slave" that's experiencing massive downloads, the movie "Gravity" also saw double the downloads after it won seven Academy Awards on Sunday. According to studies, after big wins or several nominations, movies will almost always have an uptick in digital and box office sales.