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
Congressional Offices Pirating Movies—Again

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. (Read more House of Representatives stories.)

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