TV Network Used Piracy to Develop Streaming Services

Just recently movie director Lexi Alexander has been shaking things up with comments not only supporting jailed The Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde, but also those that blame studio bosses for leaks of movies such as The Expendables 3. Today Alexander has delivered perhaps her most controversial revelation yet, news which suggests that direct leverage of piracy helped a major network get its own streaming services off the ground with much reduced costs. […] The report comes from a contact of Alexander’s working in the industry. She’s keeping his identity a secret so as not to jeopardize his career[.]
  “Many years ago, I was employed at one of the Major Networks in an R&D capacity. What our team was tasked with was figuring out how to build streaming networks. Building a parallel to the broadcast networks where a program could be digitized and then never go back to the analog world again,” he told Alexander. […] “We were all pirates. I’m not saying we leaked material to the internet – nobody was that crazy. But everyone illegally downloaded media. We traded tips on our setups, best practices, the most efficient tools and workflows. Everyone was downloading illegally. The VPs. The head of content security. EVERYONE.” – Andy,TorrentFreak
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