[h=2]Hollywood studios employees caught pirating films[/h] Published: 26 December, 2012, 14:39 The US movie industry claims online piracy is costing it billions of dollars in lost revenues. However, data released by TorrentFreak shows â€œBitTorrent piracy is rampant in Hollywoodâ€ where studios employees are busy pirating films. *â€œHollywood isnâ€™t without â€˜sinâ€™ when it comes to piracy. The MPAA and others lobby very hard for anti-piracy measures, but canâ€™t even stop piracy in the offices of their own member studios,â€ Torrentfreak.com reported. The website dedicated to reporting the latest news and trends on the BitTorrent protocol and file sharing claims â€œBitTorrent piracy is rampant in Hollywood.â€ Torrentfreak published some of the files that Hollywood studios were sharing; starting with Paramount Pictures whoâ€™s static IP-addresses were associated with the downloading of a wide variety of content. The indie production â€œBattle Forceâ€ was one of the movies shared, as well as the Lionsgate film â€œThe Hunger Gamesâ€. However, the list also included â€œHappy Feetâ€, a movie distributed by competitor Warner Bros. Paramount PictuScreenshot from http://torrentfreak.com *According to TorrentFreak, film insiders at Warner Bros. were also frequent BitTorrent users, with â€œa particular interest in adult entertainmentâ€ and â€œThe Expendables 2â€ among the titles that were allegedly downloaded via Warner Bros. IP-addresses. The website said Sony Picture employees, among others, were sharing games, TV-shows and movies at work, such as 20th Century Foxâ€™s Ice Age: Continental Drift, and an episode of Top Chef. Warner Bros.SScreenshot from http://torrentfreak.com *â€œThe above is no surprise of course,â€ TorrentFreak wrapped up, saying that last year the now defunct website YouHaveDownloaded had already revealed that BitTorrent was used at â€œvirtually every companyâ€. __________________________________________________________ I still can't believe people still use torrents, they are just begging to get caught!