IAmA For 5 years, I was a member for one of the largest movie piracy groups in the world. AmA
Its been a good while since I got out of all of this, and due to statutes of limitations and a number of other things, I feel I can speak safely on this subject for once.
A little background;
From 2003ish to 2009, I was a member and supplier of a group responsible for over 500+ pre-dvd movie releases online, in all flavors (cam/ts/dvd/scr/tc/etc), spanning over 5 years, 3 release formats, and to much mother fucking time.
During my time I was a cammer, a sound guy, an encoder, and more specifically, became quite efficient at butchering the MPAA's watermarking techniques.
I saw 6 close associates get arrested, 2 serve prison time, 2 become informants, and one who killed himself.
Edit - I want to say im really impressed by the responses and certainly never expected the amount of questions I recieved. I certainly will make a point to try to answer all of them - It takes some fair time but why not, its a trip down memory lane and its nice to be able to find some genuinely interested conversation on the subject. I choose not to be to detailed on certain subjects because I feel it would be unwise. Ill try to answer the best I can guys :) Good questions!