Major Movie Studio Employees Pirating Movies

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Whoops! A classic case of “Do as I say, not as I do”, courtesy of some of America’s biggest movie studios:

Via TNW:

Well, this is awkward. TorrentFreak reports that workers at Hollywood top studios are illegally sharing movies on BitTorrent from IP addresses associated with their employers.

The site worked with Scaneye, a BitTorrent monitoring company, to reportedly compile data on what files are being shared from within the movie studios. It found a handful of movies and TV shows being distributed on BitTorrent from Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney.

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  • CosmicAmazing

    What! No! This is so misleading! Studios do this so they can monitor their content being shared across the internet. This is the best way for them to do that because of the nature of the torrent system. Even if a daring employee were to attempt to download pirated content without permission, their download speed would be shit because all these studio’s IP’s are on countless block lists used by pirates.

    Studios are also sneaky. They hire inconspicuous firms, companies, corporations, university’s, etc. To track and monitor pirates actively sharing their content.

    Josh Ong is deliberately creating disinfo or he’s terribly misinformed.

    • alizardx

      reread the article, this says studio employees UPLOADING content. Intent might be movie promotion, crap-grade uploads might turn into sales of movie tickets or DVDs if the content is hot enough. Downside – if movie is crap, uploading gets the word out about it faster.

  • BuzzCoastin

    movie studios know that the best way to increase sales
    is to make it available on Torrent
    that way the movie will obtain guilt purchases
    and timid friends of the downloader will also go buy

    and in the end, it also gives their lawyers a way to justify their employment
    it’s a New Whirled Order win=win=win