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Sony, Universal. Fox, Google Employees Caught Pirating TV, Movies, Music

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Sony, Universal, Fox, Google employees caught pirating TV, movies, music | ExtremeTech (click for full article)

    "Ernesto, the piratical kingpin of TorrentFreak, has discovered that US movie and TV studios, including Sony Pictures, Fox Entertainment, and NBC Universal, are eager pirates as well. Sony employees were caught downloading dubstep music and a rip of Conan the Barbarian. Someone at the NBC Universal office in Fort Lauderdale downloaded the entirety of Game of Thrones season one. A Fox worker - presumably one with impeccable taste - downloaded a 4GB Blu-ray rip of Super 8.

    It doesn't stop there: Googlers at the corporate office in New York have downloaded a lot of copyrighted work, including The Hangover, and apparently a copy of Windows 7. Even the Church isn't infallible, it seems: someone at the Church of God (Ernesto doesn't say which) downloaded an episode of Revenge.


    All of this information comes from a new site called You Have Downloaded, which claims to track the IP addresses of 20% of public BitTorrent downloads. Presumably it does this by simply parsing all of the new torrents to land on The Pirate Bay, and then keeping track of the IP addresses that it finds. (If you didn't know, when you use a torrent your IP address is publicly visible.) Torrent Freak then searched You Have Downloaded for IP addresses that are known to belong to various institutions and corporations - and voila, a list of big-ticket pirates."
     
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    eferz Well-Known Member

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    That's just awesome!
     
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    bet u obama has done it aswell
     
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    eferz Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha. I doubt he has to. A man of that stature probably gets the actual videos before the samples are sent out to the rental store owners.
     
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    haha yea true
     

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