Netflix is preparing to step up its crackdown on piracy

Netflix is stepping up its anti-piracy efforts. It’s currently on the lookout for a “copyright and content protection coordinator”, who would work with the firm’s Global Copyright & Content Protection Group.

The job description, first spotted by TorrentFreak, suggests that a large part of their role would be protecting Netflix’s growing base of original content.

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“The ideal candidate will have carried out a similar role at another company and can hit the ground running,” it reads.

“He or she should have experience of anti-piracy initiatives and be very well versed in managing an effective notice and take down program and experience of working with YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Google, Bing, VK, Daily Motion and other well known platforms.”

It goes on to describe these services as “platforms used for piracy”, which could potentially be seen as a slight dig.

Industry insiders have repeatedly told Trusted Reviews that they get frustrated about how long it can take social media sites in particular to take copyright infringing content down.

Netflix is also challenging its new copyright and content protection coordinator to “evaluate new technological solutions to tackle piracy online”.

What those might be remains to be seen, but it looks like Netflix is ready to adopt a more aggressive stance against pirates.

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