Warner Bros is Hiring Student Piracy Spies

warner bros 490x372 Warner Bros is Hiring Student Piracy Spies

How far would a movie company go to fend of movie pirates and put a stop to their scheme which is causing the company billions of money in potential income?  Well, Warner Bros. through its Anti-Piracy division is going as far as recruiting students to spy on activities on private Torrent Sites.

If you’re an “IT literate” student who has experience participating in those torrent sites, you might want to apply for this internship at Warner Bros. Who knows it might open up other income-generating opportunities for you, right?

I mean what job could possibly be the best for you if you’re a student, which according to Warner Bros are very experienced with private Torrent Sites?

The job deals with both digital and physical piracy. And if you apply land the job, you’re responsibility include making trap purchase and maintaining accounts on those sites.  You will also be scouring the Internet looking for illegally posted and used Warner Bros. and NBC Universal content.  You will also be responsible for sending out take down and infringement notices to violators.

And guess how much Warner Bros. is willing to pay for this internship? –  £17,500 salary for the 12 month internship that will start on 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.

Deadline for submission of application is on March 31. Interested with this cool job? Better send your application now.

Windows 7 Torrenting Party!

While Microsoft encourages you to hold some ridiculous Windows 7 launch party, Funny or Die encourages you to do something that’s much more fun: a Windows 7 torrenting party!

The best part is, you can give your guests better party favors. Instead of giving out trial copies of Windows 7, you can give out working copies of Windows 7!

Interestingly enough, this parody clip actually sounds more believable than Microsoft’s propaganda. Perhaps that’s because it better reflects people’s real attitudes towards software today.

The Pirate Bay sold to gaming company

The team behind The Pirate Bay have announced that they have sold the site to Global Gaming Factory. Rumours say the site is sold for €5.6m, half cash half stock in Global Gaming Factory. The Pirate Bay team will have a press conference in the next minutes.

TPB is being sold for a great bit underneath it’s value if the money would be the interesting part. It’s not. The interesting thing is that the right people with the right attitude and possibilities keep running the site.
As all of you know, there’s not been much news on the site for the past two-three years. It’s the same site essentially. On the internets, stuff dies if it doesn’t evolve. We don’t want that to happen.

We’ve been working on this project for many years. It’s time to invite more people into the project, in a way that is secure and safe for everybody. We need that, or the site will die. And letting TPB die is the last thing that is allowed to happen!

If the new owners will screw around with the site, nobody will keep using it. That’s the biggest insurance one can have that the site will be run in the way that we all want to. And – you can now not only share files but shares with people. Everybody can indeed be the owner of The Pirate Bay now. That’s awesome and will take the heat of us.

The old crew is still around in different ways. We will also not stop being active in the politics of the internets – quite the opposite. Now we’re fueling up for going into the next gear. TPB will have economical muscles to let people evolve it. It will team up with great technicians to evolve the protocols. And we, the people interested in more than just technology, will have the time to focus on that. It’s win-win-win.

The profits from the sale will go into a foundation that is going to help with projects about freedom of speech, freedom of information and the openess of the nets. I hope everybody will help out in that and realize that this is the best option for all. Don’t worry – be happy!

Global Gaming Factory also acquired Peerialism. Combining both platforms, GGF wants to establish itself as a major player in the digital content distribution sector.

50 Cent a file-sharing advocate

50cent 50 Cent a file sharing advocateJust when the music industry is tightening its grip against file sharing, Hip Hop artist 50 Cent is quick to claim that it doesn’t hurt artists and the music industry must learn to support this.

According to TorrentFreak, this former drug dealer was interviewed by his friend Pal Nordseth minutes before his stage performance in Oslo. While it focused mainly on his drug habits, one question was asked about his own label, G-Unit Records.

Question: How are G-Unit Records doing in these times of file-sharing?

“Not so good….The advances in technology impacts everyone, and we all must adapt. Most of all hip-hop, a style of music dependent upon a youthful audience. This market consists of individuals embracing innovations faster than the fans of classical and jazz music.”

“What is important for the music industry to understand is that this really doesn’t hurt the artists.”

“A young fan may be just as devout and dedicated no matter if he bought it or stole it.”

“The concerts are crowded and the industry must understand that they have to manage all the 360 degrees around an artist. They, (the industry), have to maximize their income from concerts and merchandise. It is the only way they can get their marketing money back.”

“The main problem is that the artists are not getting as much help developing as before file-sharing. They are now learning to peddle ringtones, not records. They don’t understand the value of a perfect piece of art.”

Well said! It’s very refreshing to know that some popular artists view file sharing from a consumer perspective and not from the viewpoint of music producers. I could only wish he was not high on some sh*t when he made these bold statements.

ROO completes acquisition of strategic P2P assets of Wurld Media

roo wurldmedia ROO completes acquisition of strategic P2P assets of Wurld MediaROO Group announced the completion of its acquisition of strategic P2P assets of Wurld Media, a peer-to- peer distribution company. The total purchase price of the transaction was $4.3 million, consisting of $3.2 million in cash and the issuance of approximately 655,500 shares of ROO common stock.

Upon the closing, ROO is focused on directly integrating the P2P solution into the company’s proprietary ROO VX platform. The resulting offering will be a hybrid streaming P2P platform that will provide enterprise businesses with a stronger, more robust solution for the delivery of online video and targeted advertising solutions. Management believes this innovative platform will improve the competitive position of ROO and its customers by delivering content, including long-form content such as movies and TV shows – in a fast, reliable and cost effective manner.

The addition of P2P technology primes ROO to deliver cost effective, high quality video and digital media to the computer as well as respond to market trends and emerging devices, such as IPTV.