Congressional Offices Pirating Movies—Again
Dozens of films, TV shows downloaded illegally in recent months
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2013 5:17 PM CST
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(Newser) – A new report shows staffers in Congress—or maybe even the lawmakers themselves—are big fans of illegal downloading. A site called ScanEye tracked downloads via IP addresses and found that congressional offices downloaded all kinds of illegal fare over the last four months, from the mob flick Lawless, to episodes of Dexter, CSI: New York, the Ellen Degeneres Show, and Ultimate Fighter, to the Smurfs movie, reports the Whispers blog at US News & World Report. The specific offices were not named. Of course, the timing isn't quite as heinous as it was in 2011, when TorrentFreak found that House offices were pirating content even as the Stop Online Piracy Act was being drafted.

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Antagonist
Jan 16, 2013 6:18 PM CST
And these fuckers are making laws for us and sitting around with a thumb up their ASS and the other hand on mouse. I like how they scrubed All the Porn out. LOL !!!!!
wjamny
Jan 16, 2013 10:56 AM CST
We've allowed all of these scumbags to create their own level of royalty - they act as though they are above the law - release the names of the offices so we can work to remove and prosecute these thieves just as they would be gladly calling for if it were one of the commoners.
Tology
Jan 16, 2013 9:42 AM CST
Arrest them, fine them and throw them in jail like they would the rest of us if we did the same thing.