If File Sharing Is Costing Hollywood So Much Money, Why Do They Want To Pay So Little To Stop It?

from the hell,-that's-the-penalty-on-a-single-movie dept

A bunch of folks have sent over the story that TorrentFreak posted about Warner Bros. UK looking to hire a technology-savvy student for a year to be on its "anti-piracy" team. The job involves finding file sharing sites, monitoring them, and sending takedown notices. Fun stuff. But what caught my eye is that the job pays £17,500 for 12 months (or about $26,000). Considering that the industry pushes to fine people more than that amount per file shared, it certainly seems to be cheaping out to offer so little to the knowledgeable student they're hiring. If file sharing is really "costing" the industry so much, wouldn't the industry actually pay well to stop it?

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    Atkray (profile), 29 Mar 2010 @ 6:52pm

    Re: 26K

    That was what I was thinking, probably 2-4 hours additional time to what you are already doing each week. I make that to be $125-$250 an hour.

    That would almost cover the amount of alcohol I would need to drink each night so I could sleep.

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