Wired magazine reports the Motion Picture Association of America promised a young hacker “money and power” if he betrayed his BitTorrent friends as part of the MPAA’s anti-piracy crusade:
In an exclusive interview with Wired News, gun-for-hire hacker Robert Anderson tells for the first time how the Motion Picture Association of America promised him money and power if he provided confidential information on TorrentSpy, a popular BitTorrent search site.
According to Anderson, the MPAA told him: “We would need somebody like you. We would give you a nice paying job, a house, a car, anything you needed…. if you save Hollywood for us you can become rich and powerful.”
The info Anderson provided was at the heart of a copyright-infringement lawsuit against TorrentSpy. Also, it may have been stolen. Which is kinda ironic in a piracy case, no?