Warner Brothers Hiring Anti-Piracy Interns To Spy On Pirates

What better way to find pirates than to hire students who are proficient in file sharing. Warner Brothers is recruiting students as interns to locate and spy on pirates in an attempt to shut down their operations. It seems that these interns will be setting up accounts at BitTorrent sites, develop scanning bots, make purchases to trap sellers and other tasks as Warner Brothers deems necessary. This is an effort to locate pirates and prosecute them for piracy.

In a recent article it further states that:

The intern will further have to scour the Internet for illegally posted Warner Bros. and NBC Universal content and gather intelligence on the sites that offer these pirated goods. One of the more boring tasks listed in the job description is the sending of takedown requests and infringement notices to sites and users.

The lucky student who gets the job will receive a £17,500 salary for the 12 month internship that starts July 2010. Applicants are required to study a degree in a computing related discipline and programming experience with Java or JSP and PHP, Perl or Python is seen as a bonus.

We encourage all eligible TorrentFreak readers to apply for this exciting internship and provide us with regular updates on Warner Bros’ anti-piracy efforts. You have to be quick though, the vacancy closes on March 31.

If this is successful one would expect that other movie studios may follow Warner Brothers lead. It would seem that Warner Brothers is serious about catching those who pirate their movies and sell them to others. It will be interesting to see how well these interns do and if the effort does stem the flow of illegal movies being sold on the Internet.

Comments welcome.


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  • Luke Ochsenreither

    I wish music and movies were free you know? I completely understand that the movie companies and music artists need to make a profit, but it really does pain me. I really don’t have much extra money to buy music or movies except every once in awhile. My friends always see the new movies and hear the new music so I never get what there talking and we less fun moments together. =( Now I never usually see movies till a year or more after they’ve been out of theaters, and when I finally do see them, nobody wants to talk about them anymore. =(

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  • Degaz

    Play on young boys, us old players excite and exigitite different dimensions. We know, you don’t. Honorable men create things that enrich… dishonorable men try to destroy.
    Trogans are easy, and killing them is even easier.

  • JDubia

    If record companies made something worth buying it would help their “plight”. Back in the days of vinyl LPs folks would buy the album for the cover art work and posters just as much as the music. It is not easily done with CDs and downloads. Just my $.02 worth though.