Avatar is most pirated film of 2010

Tens of millions of people who don’t know a sexed-up FernGully rip-off when they see one have united to give James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar the dubious Christmas title of 2010’s most widely downloaded film.

BitTorrent alone saw 16.58 MILLION punters download the 162-minute film, trumping last year’s top piracy target – JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot – by more than five million hits.

The other podium spots went to Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass (11.4m) and Christopher Nolan’s Inception (9.72m), with the list continuing in a similar vein of action flicks and muscle-bound nonsense. Who’s pirating Clash of the Titans, for Christ’s sake?

Piracy has gone downhill, frankly. We miss the good old days, when men were men and women were foxy…

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