This surely seems to be the first wise move by Sony in terms of dealing with PlayStation 3 piracy issues instead of filing lame lawsuits against some hackers. According to IGN, Sony is forming a legal team by hiring people that can oversee anti-piracy civil lawsuits and provide support to law enforcement and intellectual property agencies on its behalf. Regarding this, two new job listings have just been published on SCEA’s website, one for a Senior Corporate Counsel and other for a Senior Paralegal for Anti-Piracy and Brand Protection.
The listing reads:
“The program to be developed will require a strong strategic online component (taking input from and working with SCEA Marketing, SCEA Strategic Business Development Latin America and SCEA Product Development), collaborating with other anti-piracy organizations, including those of affiliated Sony Computer Entertainment companies, Sony Corporation and the videogame industry’s trade association, the Entertainment Software Association.”
Other responsibilities ask for
“Overseeing anti-piracy civil lawsuits and providing support to law enforcement and intellectual property agencies on behalf of SCEA. Knowledge of online investigative practices and online databases (e.g. how to find owner, administrator, ISP associated with a given domain name, etc.)”