Here is an interesting internship; Warner Brothers is currently looking for interns to help them spy on internet users and stop internet pirates. Warner Bothers is looking for computer science students to take part in a 12 month paid internship where they will be “infiltrating” torrent sites and developing bots designed to find media that is owned by Warner Brothers and NBC Universal.
The job description is 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.
Internet piracy is as popular as ever but will this job hold strong? Do that many students want to spy on their own friends downloading episodes of The Office? Let me know what you think!