Report: Someone At The RIAA Downloaded $9 Million Worth Of Pirated Dexter Episodes

The hallowed halls of the Recording Industry Association of America, where all music is bought at full price and never shared, lest people face violations of up to $150,000 per pirated item, has reportedly been infiltrated by ne’er-do-wells who think they can BitTorrent copyrighted material at work and not be caught.

According to the folks at TorrentFreak, a check of the RIAA’s IP addresses on show that someone at the association actually downloaded a torrent with the entire first five seasons of Dexter. Sixty episodes at $150,000 per violation would equal $9 million.

There was also an episode of Law & Order: SVU that apparently went straight to an IP address at the RIAA, so slap on another $150,000.

First off, who in the world uses BitTorrent on their work computer? Maybe the RIAA peeps took a lesson from the porn-happy folks at the SEC.

Regardless, we’re just glad this person didn’t download the just-finished season of Dexter, because it was downright awful.

RIAA and Homeland Security Caught Downloading Torrents [TorrentFreak via Gizmodo]

Thanks to Simon for the tip!