Netflix is going after pirates

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The new hiring marks an extension of the already significant energy Netflix is putting into sending out takedown requests.

Netflix is accelerating its efforts to curb unauthorized viewing and sharing of its content by hiring a new Copyright and Content Protection Coordinator to go after pirates.

In a job listing spotted by TorrentFreak, Netflix says it’s looking to expand its content protection team and needs a coordinator who can head up its “internal tactical takedown efforts with the goal of reducing online piracy to a socially unacceptable fringe activity.”

The company wants someone to run a notice and takedown operation and scan for illegally shared content across YouTube, Facebook, Google, Bing, VK, Daily Motion and other platforms.

As the report points out, the new hiring marks an extension of the already significant energy Netflix is putting into sending out takedown requests. In the past year, Netflix has sent more than 1 million takedown requests to Google.

RELATED: Roku cracking down on pirated content channels

While Netflix ramps up its antipiracy strategy, other online video companies like Roku are also revamping their policies to help crack down on illegal video content.

Earlier this year, Roku began slapping a warning on all uncertified channels to let consumers know what they’re getting into and that Roku can shut down any channels it deems necessary.

Roku’s warning on noncertified downloads reads: “Roku requires all channels to abide by Roku’s terms and conditions, and to distribute only legal content. Roku does not test or review noncertified channels. By continuing, you acknowledge you are accessing a noncertified channel that may include content that is offensive or inappropriate for some audiences. Moreover, if Roku determines that this channel violates copyright, contains illegal content, or otherwise violates Roku’s terms and conditions, then Roku may remove this channel with prior notice.”

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