What does “INTERNAL” mean?
“INTERNAL” is a scene tag. It is applied to a release for several reasons. An INTERNAL release is not allowed to be posted outside the groups affiliated sites, without the prior permission of that site’s operators.
Classic DVD groups do a lot of INTERNAL releases, as they wont be dupe’d on it. Also lower quality theater rips are done INTERNAL so as not to lower the reputation of the group, or due to the amount of rips done already. Some INTERNAL releases still trickle down to IRC/Newsgroups/Torrent Sites, it usually depends on the title and the popularity.
When a release group is said to go “internal”, it means the group are only releasing the movies to their members and site ops. This is in a different context to the usual definition.
Torrent sites or other communities may create “Internal” collections of files, or non-scene releases, such as unusual requests by users. These sites may also create “packs” of scene releases, such as several films from a series, and release it as “internal”.
Not all internal releases will get pred. They won’t always even be tagged int. This means they do not always show up in predbs.
│ due to recent events (see our promo CDSs of the Mary J f/ 50 track as well as the │
│ keith murray & erick sermon track), namely the nukes of the 2 previously │
│ mentioned rlses, we have decided that all our promo cds rips will now be │
│ internal…as some of you may have noticed we havent pred any in a while now… │
│ all of them are now internal…if you’re an op and would like these FOR YOUR │
│ OWN PERSONAL LISTENING PLEASURE then contact an 0mni member, if u cant find 1 │
│ then too bad…note: regardless of the “begging” (yes, our friends have asked for │
│ copies of these) these singles WILL NOT BE PRED…so ops feel free to contact us │