MPAA seeks Internet Enforcer
Outgoing MPAA boss Jack Valenti's statements to the contrary notwithstanding, is the movie industry trade organ planning its very own RIAA-style anti-file swapping campaign?
The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has further besmirched the recording industry's already unattractive reputation with its nasty vendetta against p2p file sharers.
Now, stacked in a long list of 'security/enforcement' adverts in Yahoo's Hot Jobs Search section here, is this:
Internet Enforcement Manager
Position Type Full-Time Employee
Company Name Motion Picture Assoc. of America
Location Encino, CA
Experience Mid to Senior Level
What will the successful applicant be doing?
"The MPA's online anti-piracy team works to enforce the copyrights of the MPA's member companies," says the ad.
"Responsibilities include overseeing all outside vendor development & usage, including Internet searching & technical research, examining new piracy methods & protocols, overseeing Internet anti-piracy operations worldwide, conduct training in Internet functions & piracy-related issues, oversee evidence-gathering efforts in support of litigation or criminal enforcement & supporting Internet investigations.
"Qualifications required are, advanced understanding of Internet protocols & networking systems, including TCP/IP, DNS, WHOIS, IRC, FTP, HTTP, P2P & NNTP, database development & administration skills, such as Excel, Access, SQL/MYSQL preferred, skills in application, system, and/or web services programming, such as Java, Perl, PHP, C, C++, Visual Basic, or HTML preferred, previous management experience preferred, ability to learn new technologies & protocols & adapt to the changing online environment, college degree preferred & working knowledge of DMCA & copyright law preferred.
"Resumes must include cover letter describing technical experience, including TCP/IP, DNS, WHOIS, IRC, FTP, HTTP, P2P & NNTP experience. Resumes without cover letter and salary requirement will not be considered. California residents only need apply. No phone calls please. For information about our program go to www.mpaa.org/anti-piracy."
Does the idea of nailing all those wicked file swapper appeal to you?