In this case, it is suspected to have been sourced from a DVD screener often circulated to Hollywood’s voting elite ahead of awards like the Oscars. Hollywood insiders know that a unique watermark is embedded in each disk. This leaves a trail of evidence for investigators. The missing link would be how it got from the DVD to being uploaded to the internet. That’s the next answer security experts are scrambling to track down.
Watch my appearance on Entertainment Tonight below where I discuss what this means for Hollywood.