• ‘Avengers: Endgame' pirates post Marvel epic shortly after premiere

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    That didn’t take long. “Avengers: Endgame” had not even premiered for normal theater goers in the United States, but the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film apparently is already available online thanks to movie pirating.

    Piracy networks were humming after a 1.2 gigabyte file of “Avengers: Endgame” apparently appeared online, Variety reported.

    News of the apparently illegally posted film started bubbling up between  4 p.m. and 5 p.m. in China’s time zone and shortly was found on English-language networks, according to Variety

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    According to people who are have said to seen the file, the quality of the recording is bad and includes watermarks swirling on the screen.

    This isn’t the first time clips have hit the web. Last week, clips that reportedly contain major spoilers of the film were uploaded to Twitter and Reddit, CNBC reported. And the directors of the films are not happy. They spoke directly to fans not to leak spoilers, tweeting “#DontSpoilTheEndgame.”

    “Avengers: Endgame” took in more than $100 million in its Chinese premiere. It officially debuts in the U.S. Friday, but there are theaters showing it Thursday evening. 

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