Staff At RIAA and Homeland Security Caught Downloading Torrents

Posted Dec 18, 2011

YouHaveDownloaded is a website that lists information on more than 50 million users and what they have downloaded. This is a fraction of all public BitTorrent downloads.

Recently TorrentFreak revealed that employees at Sony, Universal, Fox, and the palace of French President Nicholas Sarkozy have been downloading illegal files. Now TorrentFreak has revealed that employees at the headquarters of the RIAA and The Department of Homeland Security have been caught too.

YouHaveDownloaded has gathered the data from public BitTorrent trackers in a manner that is similar to the way that anti-piracy companies from tracking down people sharing illegal torrent files.

TorrentFreak carefully checked all the IP addresses of the RIAA and they found 6 unique addresses where copyrighted material has been shared. This includes the “Watch The Throne” album by Jay-Z and Kanye West, the first five seasons of Dexter, an episode of Law and Order SVU, and pirated copies of an MP3 tagger and audio converter software.

The RIAA is known for suing individual file sharing users and the Department of Homeland Security has taken down torrent sharing websites and hip hop music websites that has unreleased songs. Over 900 unique IP addresses at the Homeland Security have downloaded copyrighted files. That is just nuts.