It isn’t easy for music labels and movie studios to fight piracy online. You take one site down and more spring up in its place. It is like picking weeds by hand. Well Warner Bros. is about to up their game by looking for an IT expert to help them combat online piracy.
According to the job listing posted by the company, they are looking for a person to join their Content Protection and Analytics department. This department protects Warner Bros. intellectual property in film, TV, and games, and has a “primary focus on internet piracy in all of its forms”. As of now, Warner Bros. has sent about 1.9 million takedown requests to Google, although many of these were sent by third party vendors since Warner Bros. does not have the time or resources to police the entire internet.
In addition to taking down content, the position also calls for the individual to be skilled enough to develop solutions that are able to bypass link encryption, captchas, and FLASH. TorrentFreak suggests that a former pirate would be perfect for the job. Who knows if Warner Bros. would hire someone like that.
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