Online piracy remains the single largest threat for Hollywood’s movie studios.
Most companies have entire departments dedicated to spotting infringing content, understanding the changing landscape, and figuring out how to respond.
This is also true for Disney, which has a long track record when it comes to anti-piracy enforcement. With the launch of Disney+ a few years ago, the need for in-house piracy experts has only increased.
Disney Seeks Piracy Analyst
A few days ago the entertainment giant posted a new job opening through which it plans to strengthen its anti-piracy team. In a new job listing, Disney is looking for a Digital Media Antipiracy Analyst, who will help to understand and tackle the latest online piracy trends.
“This position will be part of a team that is responsible for providing antipiracy services with a focus on combating online piracy,” the job opening reads.
“Duties of this position include supporting enforcement of films, television shows and live events, 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 adds.
Monitoring the Piracy Landscape
One of the primary responsibilities of this position is to analyze and write regular reports on the piracy ecosystem. This includes monitoring the latest piracy technologies, websites, and apps.
These reports will help Disney and its clients to get a better understanding of looming threats and how to combat these with enforcement efforts.
In addition to researching piracy trends, the job also involved more hands-on anti-piracy work. This includes the use of monitoring services and enforcement tools to assist in anti-piracy operations.
Evaluating External Anti-Piracy Partners
Finally, the prospective anti-piracy specialist will also help to seek out external anti-piracy partners and monitor their performance. That likely includes the various DMCA takedown services Disney uses.
“Assist in the evaluation and implementation of new antipiracy vendor programs, and provide day-to-day supervision to efforts of current antipiracy vendors if applicable,” Disney writes.
Prospective candidates will need a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. In addition, a solid understanding of the online piracy landscape, including streaming sites, is also welcome.
It’s not publicly known how many people are working at Disney’s anti-piracy team, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if the team has expanded quite a bit over the years. And with the company’s exclusive Disney+ releases, which are widely pirated, anti-piracy efforts are probably more important than ever.