Disney is one of the best-known brands in the world and the owner of an impressive collection of movies and TV shows.
New and old releases earn the company a healthy stream of revenue, both in movie theaters and through its own movie streaming service Disney+.
While there is plenty of competition from other movie studios, Disney’s single biggest threat appears to be piracy. To tackle this issue, Disney’s in-house anti-piracy team works around the clock, with fresh blood coming in on a regular basis.
Much of the anti-piracy work falls under the “Digital Media Antipiracy Group.” This Disney department doesn’t have a dedicated web presence, aside from this pdf, but we know that the headquarters are located at the studios in Burbank, California.
The broader public can get an occasional glimpse of the team by looking at Disney’s job applications, where a new position just opened up.
The media giant wants to complement its team with a senior paralegal in the digital media anti-piracy field. This is a position with a stronger focus on the legal side, working in tandem with Disney’s lawyers.
“This position will be part of a team that is responsible for providing antipiracy services with a focus on combating online piracy of film, television, and live events related to Disney properties worldwide,” the job listing reads.
The candidate needs to have a few years of experience in a law firm or legal department. In addition, some tech-savviness will come in handy, as the job requires good insight into the ever-changing piracy landscape.
The job description itself is quite broad. It involves writing reports, conducting piracy research, and evaluating third-party anti-piracy partners. On top of that, the candidate also has to “review” pirate sites.
“Duties of this position include researching piracy technologies, websites, and apps, tracking piracy data, providing regular reports on piracy trends, evaluating prospective providers of antipiracy services and managing existing providers,” Disney writes.
Prospective candidates for this the paralegal position can reach out to Disney directly. And there are more anti-piracy job openings as well.
More ‘Pirate’ Jobs
Over in the UK, Disney is seeking to add an Antipiracy Analyst to the local branch of the Digital Media Antipiracy Group. This person will also research, document, and report on relevant piracy developments, all under the supervision of lawyers.
The ideal candidate for this role will have to “research and monitor piracy technologies, websites and apps to stay up to date on latest digital piracy methods and major happenings.”
Finally, for those who are not fluent in legal matters but would still like a pirate-themed job, there’s a job listing in Anaheim that may be of interest. For the Disneyland park, the company is looking for an electrician who can be called to repair circuits at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.