Here’s an interesting bit from Wired Threat Level on a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild who got knocked for sharing his movies with The PirateBay audience.

The authorities pinpointed DeSoto as the alleged culprit, because the screeners he viewed contained unique watermarks. What’s more, the guild had snail-mailed traceable iTunes codes to its members, who could use the code to access the screener movies…

But mf34inc commented back that “SAG now sends out iTunes download codes for screens,” and “I’m a SAG member and thought I’d share these,” according to the affidavit.

It is interesting that Apple watermarked each individual download from iTunes which is traceable back to a redeem code.  Though it may already be obvious, that means that anything downloaded from iTunes could be traceable.

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