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LOLTT: Hollywood studio IPs caught pirating movies using BitTorrent

Big movie studios caught pirating movies by other movie studios

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Dec 31, 2012 8:25 pm

The companies that have been leading the charge against piracy and copyright infringement have been caught infringing upon other company's intellectual property. TorrentFreak, with the help of Scaneye, tracked IPs associated with Hollywood Studios and logged what Torrents the IPs were downloading.


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As it turns out, the studio IPs had lots of torrents associated with their IPs. For instance, you can see above that Paramount Pictures employees were downloading several different movies from competing studios. Warner Brothers, Sony, 20th Century Fox, and even Walt Disney had similar lists of downloads.


This shouldn't really surprise anyone. We've known that this occurs for a while now, but it's always good for those advocating against increased copyright laws to be able to show that the companies championing the changes are infringing as well. This new data comes right before the new Six Strikes policy is set to take effect in the US.


This likely isn't the last we'll hear about this.


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