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Warner Bros. Looking to Hire Secret Pirate Spy

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 4 comments

The only thing more bold than this is if they were looking for pirate spy ninjas.

Warner Bros. is looking for an intern in the UK who is "IT literate" and is willing to help the entertainment industry in its fight against piracy.

TorrentFreak found a job posting listed at the University of Manchester that reads as follows:

During the 12 month internship, duties will include: monitoring local Internet forums and IRC for pirated WB and NBCU content and in order to gather information on pirate sites, pirate groups and other pirate activities; finding new and maintaining existing accounts on private sites; scanning for links to hosted pirated WB and NBCU content and using tools to issue takedown requests; maintaining and developing bots for Internet link scanning system (training provided); preparing sending of infringement notices and logging feedback; performing trap purchases of pirated product and logging results; inputting pirate hard goods data and other intelligence into the forensics database; selecting local keywords and submitting local filenames for monitoring and countermeasure campaigns and periodically producing research documents on piracy related technological developments. Various training will be provided.

The intern will be paid a salary of £17,500 (around US$26,000) for the year-long position that starts this July. If you think you've got what it takes, check out the listing here (PDF).

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    redkachina , 30 March 2010 15:24
    The pay is pretty good tbh..
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    andybird123 , 30 March 2010 16:54
    no it's not, it's awful

    I quit college after 3 months and instead got a job on the lowest rung of the IT ladder, after 2 years experience i was on 21K... 12 years ago

    the graduates i worked with were on about 19K - but again... 12 years ago

    allowing for inflation that would be about 24K and a googling "graduate jobs" gets you 2 clicks away from job listings of 24K-25K
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    r3t4rd , 30 March 2010 18:31
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    Warner Bros. is looking for an intern in the UK who is "IT literate" and is willing to help the entertainment industry in its fight against piracy.


    I take it Warner Bros.'s own IT people refused to help. Makes you wonder huh?
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    normano , 30 March 2010 20:13
    so in other words - just a grass?

    this would have to be a person with no friends, no family and a penchant for not going out