In its ongoing fight against the piracy of its property, Warner Bros. is looking to fight fire with fire - or, rather, fight students with students. The studio has begun hiring students for its new "Anti-Piracy Internship."

Warner Bros. describes the position:

During the 12 month internship, duties will include: monitoring local Internet forums and IRC for pirated WB and NBCU content and in order to gather information on pirate sites, pirate groups and other pirate activities; finding new and maintaining existing accounts on private sites; scanning for links to hosted pirated WB and NBCU content and using tools to issue takedown requests; maintaining and developing bots for Internet link scanning system (training provided); preparing sending of infringement notices and logging feedback; performing trap purchases of pirated product and logging results; inputting pirate hard goods data and other intelligence into the forensics database; selecting local keywords and submitting local filenames for monitoring and countermeasure campaigns and periodically producing research documents on piracy related technological developments. Various training will be provided.

How much does one get for playing big brother for a year? About $26,000. In this economic climate, that's not too shabby for an internship.

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