Today, two prominent figures in the online piracy fight were also found to be seemingly undoing all of their employers' hard work in the fight against online piracy
Perhaps it just goes to prove that everybody pirates?
The Recording Industry of America (RIAA) is one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Hollywood, working on behalf of the record industry. It's also one of the main proponents behind SOPA, the controversial anti-piracy act currently working its way through Congress.
It would therefore be highly ironic should one find that employees of both the RIAA and the Dept. of Homeland Security should be found to be illegally downloading copyrighted material through peer-to-peer networks.
But the RIAA in particular will be feeling the heat when its workers arrive at the office on Monday morning.
According to TorrentFreak, entire series episodes have been downloaded from BitTorrent sites, as well as software, and even gangster-rap music by the music industry representative body.
Considering it's the RIAA who wants to disconnect pirates from the web, I suppose it shows that almost everyone is at risk from SOPA should the bill go through -- even one of the key outfits pushing for the bill.
Though over 200,000 people work for the Dept. for Homeland Security, it is no surprise that at least someone within the government department is downloading content illegally.
But one person alone can shame the collective entity, and any 'breach' like this would be vital ammunition for anti-SOPA advocates.