MultiChoice is hiring someone to go after online pirates in SA

MultiChoice is hiring a Cyber Piracy Investigator, whose job will include profiling South Africans who illegally download video content.

The company, which operates satellite pay TV service DStv, said in the job listing that the post will be based at its Randburg offices in South Africa.

Candidates will have to monitor local and international torrent sites, linking sites, NZB sites, cyberlockers, and free and paid video distribution sites.

MultiChoice has been outspoken about piracy in South Africa, stating in March 2013 that it plans to work with regulators to “curb the illegal download of movies”.

The job posting is the first step to directly fight online piracy, though.

When asked whether it will take online pirates in South Africa to court, MultiChoice said it supports the protection of copyrights.

“We’re committed to uphold the laws and regulations of the Copyright Act, which makes piracy a criminal offence. We work in partnership with a number of different agencies to investigate instances where content is pirated and made available online,” said MultiChoice.

“Our aim is to ensure that our content providers continue to supply us world-class quality shows and movies so that our customers continue to get the best entertainment experience possible.”

The job specification is reproduced below.

Cyber Piracy Investigator

MultichoiceRandburg, Gauteng

Operational Cybercrime investigation

  • Reducing, Mitigating and Controlling Sport – Streaming or redistribution:
    • Real time monitoring and detection of streaming of key Sport events
    • Take down actions during the event
    • Identification of Sport streaming hot spots
    • International liaison with enforcement organisations, sites and other broadcasters to work on mitigation solutions
  • Reducing, Mitigating and Controlling Streaming or redistribution of MultiChoice Content:
    • Monitor local and international torrent sites, linking sites, NZB sites, cyberlockers and any free or paid video distribution site
    • Identifying server location and content, ISPs and hosts
    • Profiling seeders, leeches or suspects
    • Monitoring advertising, sale, and auction sites, identifying and reporting illegal and infringing content
    • Action take downs of illegal content, links, sites and advertisements
    • Gathering and compiling evidence relating to content infringement
  • Reducing, Mitigating and Controlling Streaming or redistribution International (Hollywood) Content:
    • Monitor international torrent sites, linking sites, NZB sites, cyberlockers and streaming sites
    • Identifying server location and content, ISPs and hosts
    • Profiling SA seeders, leeches or suspects
    • Weekly report to the Cyber piracy manager
  • Reducing, Mitigating and Controlling redistribution of content on Social Media:
    • Monitoring social and media networks, identifying and reporting illegal activity and content
    • Profiling social and media network sites and gathering and compiling of illegal conduct, content and infringements
    • Content take downs on social and media network sites
    • Compiling of evidence bundles
  • Testifying in court in accordance with any statement submitted
  • Contribute to Quarterly Reporting – All online Piracy Types
  • Detection, investigation and profiling of online piracy Fraud/scams

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