Monday, May 27, 2013
Hollywood is going to spread spyware
With the help of Spyware on the Web will be monitored illegal content.
Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property submitted a report in which an 84-page proposed track unlicensed content online with a Spyware.
Recently, intellectual property theft by illegal downloading of content acquired a mass character, so Hollywood intends to distribute spyware along with movies through popular torrent trackers. This practice is used law enforcement agencies in many countries, setting the spyware on computers and mobile devices suspects.
In the report, the Commission recommends to install spyware that at the opening of unlicensed file can block a user's computer as evidence before police arrived. According to this example operates software used extortionists (ransomware), which blocks the user's system and requires a transfer money to unlock.
In order to not be blocked by anti-virus software solutions, developers will have to negotiate with the producers not to include it in their anti-virus database.
In addition, the report suggests to provide intellectual property owners the right to destroy pirated files on users' computers, taking pictures of people at a computer with a webcam and even physically incapacitate their system.