MPAA Will Spy on Online Services and ForumsAdded: Thursday, August 15th, 2013
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In the constant war against digital piracy, the Motion Picture Association of America is reported to be recruiting new people. For example, it is looking for an “Internet Analyst”, whose task will be to manipulate media files and monitor social networks, communities and forums. In addition, the outfit also offers an unpaid summer intern for students to assist with “content protection” projects. Indeed, the outfit just announced the 2013 summer internship – 30-hour a week job without compensation, promising “valuable educational training”. Why don’t you try? That’s the work of a dream!
At the moment, the MPAA employs almost 200 people and remains a thorn in the side of digital pirates throughout the globe. The outfit is known as the main instigator of the MegaUpload shutdown and is going to do the same to isoHunt and Hotfile. However, the war against Internet piracy seems to be far from over, so the MPAA is recruiting new people. One of its open positions is “Internet Analyst”, which reveals what the outfit is up to behind the scenes. The person hired for the job will work under the supervision of Senior Vice President Content Protection Internet Marc Miller, and his task will be to spot and analyze the latest piracy trends. His responsibilities will also include online spying on social media and other Internet communities, as the requirements say “monitor and report on Internet based social networks, communities and forums”.
An Internet analyst will also have to research how much harm piracy does to the entertainment industry. In order to make an accurate assessment of the piracy effects, he will have to cooperate with the largest movie studio members, vendors and industry partners, collecting and analyzing information regarding illegal downloads through cyberlockers, BitTorrent and other protocols.
The most interesting skill the position requires is “ability to manipulate online media files”, whatever that may entail. The anti-piracy outfit requires from prospective employees a bachelor degree in business, economics, computer science or engineering, or digital media production. However, no salary is specified.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Thursday, August 15th, 2013
|posted by (2013-08-15 15:48:28)|
|Who cares? Wasting their time!|
|AND wasting the money that should go to the "Artists" they are supposed to "Represent & Protect". 200 of them against millions of us isn't very promising...|
|They should shut the MPAA down... Along with the RIAA and all those trying to kill the fun. hahahhaaha there's only 200 of them.|
|posted by (2013-08-15 20:43:11)|
|These people waste millions upon millions trying to hold back the tide with a teaspoon, whatever they do, whatever they attempt is futile. Piracy will always exist in one form or another, better donating the wasted millions to the starving people of africa because at least that would be a human thing to do. Oh I forgot, these people are greedy fuppin basturds.|
|posted by (2013-08-15 21:42:30)|
|An Internet analyst will also have to research how much harm piracy does to the entertainment industry|
Avengers: most pirated Movie....still made a BILLION+ not counting DVD sales
|posted by (2013-08-16 02:06:24)|
|"Avengers: most pirated Movie....still made a BILLION+ not counting DVD sales"|
|posted by (2013-08-16 07:39:42)|
|Quote: "The most interesting skill the position requires is “"ability to manipulate online media files"”, whatever that may entail."|
Whatever THAT may entail? LMAO! The MPAA must think we're THAT StoOopid or what! We already Know what THAT may entail: Spies (Posers) infiltrating social media sites and forums uploading BAIT files to see who bites and gets hung on the witch-hunt list.
As if That weren't happening already!
So then, let the pirates come up with a counter-measure: identify and EXPOSE the spies on sight, publicly, and by name, and then ban them from the forums.
And Yes, as Locruid and ao1jmm have stated,
"Avengers" is the most pirated flick... and it's Still laughin its bung-holio to the bank with Billions! Har Har Harrrrrrr! LOL
|posted by (2013-08-16 09:39:18)|
|will spy is the understatment of the year they have done so for years|
|And it seems they want to recruit students and have the face to say no pay but it will be very educational for gods sakes the greedy idiots dont even want to pay the people they employ up yours MPAA|
|posted by (2013-08-16 13:27:29)|
|be another site spring up or another way so there really fighting a losing battle.|
|lol / sgree with most all posts above > What a joke lmao.....thnx for the read|
|Manipulating online media files sounds like creating viruses and adding them to Gnutella with a name similar to the music you wanted. Or uploading fake torrents etc.|
But don't laugh, our internet is under great threat. We create a great system, then twiddle our thumbs. Then the bad guys have an infinite amount of time to break it. It's worrying.
|They could do all the spying they want and shut down all the sites they want another one will always pop up. Plus there are so many private sites that fly under the radar and are invite only so like #10 says they really are fighting a losing battle. Let them waste their time and $ screw'em|
|@8 agree, this has been going on for years, many fake torrent websites have also been formed in the past and still exist today with the sole purpose of luring in pirates and trying to catch them.|
They'll never stop - but neither will our ET, the only place to be!!
|posted by (2013-08-17 18:49:14)|
|I.S.Ps are now profiting more than ever by giving us blindingly fast broadband, you can then download huge files in minutes, then they whine about Piracy.... Grrr make me sick.|
|But torrents are not immune to being shutdown. All they have to do is: #1 collect IPs from a particular torrent. #2 Order ISPs to hand over names and addresses of "offenders" based on IP address. #3 Send out fines and letters etc.|
Then there are only a few places to go: #1 Use a VPN, #2 Use a different system such as newsgroups or darknets. I don't want to scare anyone but it's a real possibility. The best way to fight this is in the real world, away from the PC. Fighting for our rights, consistently telling government that we believe in file-sharing and want it to stay. So that eventually we can have it like in Switzerland where it is legal. Then we maintain eternal vigilance.
|Its really wasting the time coz no one cares|
|Yet again, the MPAA and the RIAA are allowed to overstep their bounds and do what the logical person knows they have no right to do. The only reason they are allowed to do this is because they are greasing the palms of politicians. They are bigger criminals than any of us could ever be. ISPs are too much in to our business at the request (demand) of these organizations. ISPs have no business doing anything but providing us the service we pay for. THe MPAA and the RIAA both thing piracy cost them so much money, but the truth of the matter is; most of the people who are pirating media, wouldn't have paid for it anyway. With that being said; what they are losing money on is the wasted money, and effort they put in to stopping, or catching pirates. Perhaps if they provided better content at a reasonable price; there wouldn't be as much of an issue.|
|posted by (2013-08-19 14:15:59)|
|"Hey Mom, the MPAA is offering intern jobs to kids who want to RAT on their friends for downloading movies and music. Is it alright if I sign up? I might start losing any friends I have, but gee Mom, a RAT for the MPAA. It even sounds COOL! Please MOM!" That's right MPAA, no money too? You really know how to recruit employees you Morons.||
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