Employees Of Major Hollywood Studios Pirate Movies At Work

hollywood employees illegally download movies
hollywood employees illegally download movies

The Motion Picture Association of America, which represents the six big Hollywood studios, has been waging a decade-long war against the miscreants and thieves who illegally download movies and TV shows. But according to an analysis by the blog TorrentFreak, the Hollywood heavyweights should look inside the house. Employees at Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and Disney, it seems, have also been poaching copyrighted material -- while at work.

Gnawing The Hand That Feeds You

TorrentFreak looked at the IP addresses (a computer's signature) of users of BitTorrent, one of the most common platforms for illegally sharing files online. Certain IP addresses were registered to the major studios, and TorrentFreak discovered that many of those computers had been merrily downloading movies and games with copyrights owned by their competitors. That's like a campaigner for the Women's Legion of True Temperance bootlegging 120-proof rum.