US House Of Representatives... Is A Rogue Site?

from the wouldn't-you-know-it? dept

As the US House of Representatives continues to push for SOPA to help go after foreign "pirates," it appears that some folks at home were doing their own "research," in a way. TorrentFreak, using the YouHaveDownloaded.com tool, have matched up the IP addresses owned by the US House of Representatives, and noticed that they're downloading plenty of material that's likely to be infringing. There are a lot of books, but also software like Microsoft Windows, and even some porn.
Of course, there are lots of people who work at the House of Representatives, and there is free WiFi for guests. But, chances are that, like pretty much everywhere else, sometimes people just think it's easier to get the content they want through file sharing. And some of those people work in Congress.

So when do we get to see the House of Representatives get listed as a "rogue site"?

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    Jeffrey Nonken (profile), 28 Dec 2011 @ 10:23am

    We could also declare it a rouge site, since the politicians should be red-faced after a gaffe like this, except that politicians have absolutely no shame.

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