The US movie industry claims online piracy is costing it billions of dollars in lost revenues. However, data released by TorrentFreak shows “BitTorrent piracy is rampant in Hollywood” where studios employees are busy pirating films.
“Hollywood isn’t without ‘sin’ when it comes to piracy. The MPAA and others lobby very hard for anti-piracy measures, but can’t even stop piracy in the offices of their own member studios,” Torrentfreak.com reported.
The website dedicated to reporting the latest news and trends on the BitTorrent protocol and file sharing claims“BitTorrent piracy is rampant in Hollywood.”
Torrentfreak published some of the files that Hollywood studios were sharing; starting with Paramount Pictures who’s static IP-addresses were associated with the downloading of a wide variety of content. The indie production “Battle Force” was one of the movies shared, as well as the Lionsgate film “The Hunger Games”. However, the list also included “Happy Feet”, a movie distributed by competitor Warner Bros.