Movie distributor Warner, who recently joined forces to take on iiNet in Australia over what they claimed was illegal downloads, is now offering to pay students up to $30,000 to spy on illegal downloaders.The company who has already started recruiting students at Universities in the UK is set to roll out the program in Australia according to Company executives.
The official job title is Anti-Piracy Intern and comes with a 12-month contract.
The Company claims that initiative is being taken in an effort to “rid the web of pirated material”.
Students are being asked to snoop on fellow students and report back any findings.
The Intern will also be asked to “prepare the sending of infringement notices and logging feedback”.
An advertisement that has already appeared at Manchester University in the UK claims that If you do feel like you want this job – which is likely to make you a lot of enemies within the student community – and are computer literate in Java or JSP and PHP, then you only have until 30 March to apply.