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Sony Forms PS3 Anti-Piracy Program, Hiring IP Investigators


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178w ago - Last week Sony officially addressed PS3 piracy and PSN bans, and today IGN (linked above) reports that they are forming a PlayStation 3 Anti-Piracy Program and hiring online investigators to assist in protecting their Intellectual Property and overseeing anti-piracy civil lawsuits.

To quote: "Two new [Register or Login to view links] posted on SCEA's Web site reveal the company is getting serious about PlayStation 3 software piracy.

Sony is looking for a new Senior Corporate Counsel and a Senior Paralegal for Anti-Piracy and Brand Protection. The main responsibilities include "assessing annual SCEA corporate anti-piracy needs and addressing the needs through developing and implementing an anti-piracy program."

Senior Corporate Counsel, Anti-Piracy and Brand Protection - Requisition ID 02289
United States - California - San Francisco Bay Area - Foster City

Senior Paralegal, Anti-Piracy and Brand Protection - Requisition ID 02288
United States - California - San Francisco Bay Area - Foster City

"The program to be developed will require a strong strategic online component (taking input from and working with SCEA Marketing, SCEA Strategic Business Development Latin America and SCEA Product Development)," the listing reads.

The jobs also require "collaborating with other anti-piracy organizations, including those of affiliated Sony Computer Entertainment companies, Sony Corporation and the videogame industry's trade association, the Entertainment Software Association."

Other responsibilities ask for "overseeing anti-piracy civil lawsuits and providing support to law enforcement and intellectual property agencies on behalf of SCEA."

Additionally, one of the requirements is having "knowledge of online investigative practices and online databases (e.g. how to find owner, administrator, ISP associated with a given domain name, etc.)"

Sony recently took famed iPhone hacker George Hotz to court after he and another group of hackers unlocked the PlayStation 3's security and later published the data online.

Since then, homebrew applications to run pirated software have hit the net, and one of Sony's major first-party titles, Killzone 3, was reportedly leaked two weeks before its release."



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jordan313's Avatar
#41 - jordan313 - 178w ago
Your Modem has 2 mac addresses, 3 if its wireless and 3 IP addresses, trust me you can't hide. Even if you have a cloned modem, you still can't hide, it just takes a little longer to triangulate you, but they will find you if your doing something that warrants it.
Public wifi! (or hacking wep! Or stupid neighbor's unprotected wifi!) with mac spoofing!

You are pwned sir!

Denida's Avatar
#40 - Denida - 178w ago
they won't give out your info just for a criminal complaint. it has to be ordered by the court(s) and it takes more than just a complaint to get the court persuaded that a criminal action has taken place.

That DOES depend on the ISP though...

inginear's Avatar
#39 - inginear - 178w ago
they won't give out your info just for a criminal complaint. it has to be ordered by the court(s) and it takes more than just a complaint to get the court persuaded that a criminal action has taken place.

barrybarryk's Avatar
#38 - barrybarryk - 178w ago
For a criminal complaint they have to, it's only for civil cases they don't have to. That's why the logs are kept.

br4insick's Avatar
#37 - br4insick - 178w ago
That's nice to know, but would your ISP provider give up your info to sony?

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