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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    [h=2]Hollywood studios employees caught pirating films[/h]

    Published: 26 December, 2012, 14:39





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    The US movie industry claims online piracy is costing it billions of dollars in lost revenues. However, data released by TorrentFreak shows “BitTorrent piracy is rampant in Hollywood†where studios employees are busy pirating films.
    *“Hollywood isn’t without ‘sin’ when it comes to piracy. The MPAA and others lobby very hard for anti-piracy measures, but can’t even stop piracy in the offices of their own member studios,†Torrentfreak.com reported.

    The website dedicated to reporting the latest news and trends on the BitTorrent protocol and file sharing claims “BitTorrent piracy is rampant in Hollywood.â€

    Torrentfreak published some of the files that Hollywood studios were sharing; starting with Paramount Pictures who’s static IP-addresses were associated with the downloading of a wide variety of content. The indie production “Battle Force†was one of the movies shared, as well as the Lionsgate film “The Hunger Gamesâ€. However, the list also included “Happy Feetâ€, a movie distributed by competitor Warner Bros.


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    *According to TorrentFreak, film insiders at Warner Bros. were also frequent BitTorrent users, with “a particular interest in adult entertainment†and “The Expendables 2†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 Fox’s Ice Age: Continental Drift, and an episode of Top Chef.


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    Warner Bros.SScreenshot from http://torrentfreak.com

    *“The above is no surprise of course,†TorrentFreak wrapped up, saying that last year the now defunct website YouHaveDownloaded had already revealed that BitTorrent was used at “virtually every companyâ€.


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    I still can't believe people still use torrents, they are just begging to get caught! :facepalm:
     
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    Do as they say... :c
     
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    Does have anything with the Hamptons/Super 8 debacle?
     
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    Can anyone break this down into "Old Fart" English? Many Thanx.................
     
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    Hey Big Snot from SFN. What's up, nikka?
     
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    The worst thieves in any company aren't the customers or potential customers. It's the employees.
     
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    Dammit, what were you going to say? You always have great fucking stories.
     
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    Wasting bandwidth to DL NCIS. :secret:CBS lets you watch them free on their website.
     
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    :facepalm:


    how the fuck do you think the video and audio shows up on your cpu from their website?
     
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    Hey fucknut, I don't need assholes clogging up bittorrent bandwidth with ncis shit. I got important shit to download. My personal favorites are videos on how to bait internet forum trolls.
     
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    cool story, my favorite is pointing out stupid shit that people say.
     
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    if you rely on the honor system, you're fuked
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    Is it possible they are using these torrents to collect ip addresses for lawsuits? In that case, it would make sense for them to originate from the film companies.
     
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    That's what porn companies are doing.
     
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    Knowing someone very close to Wiggy did this to him makes me smile!

    Or, Wiggy is so desperate to be relevant he did this to himself, which it didn't work as usual, also makes me smile!


     
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    Both are true, their employees are sharing movies and their security departments are data mining. One thing for sure, if the ip's that were posted are from people sharing, the shit is going to hit the fan when they find the source computers.

    Like I said before, it's just insane to continue to even use torrents when your ip is broadcast to the world to see. My stupid nephew still uses it to download tons of anime and shows no matter how many times I've warned him. :facepalm: