Anti-Piracy

A Deal With the Dark Overlord: These Are the Rules Imposed by the Hollywood Hackers (The Wrap)

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When the hackers known as The Dark Overlord stole the latest season of “Orange is the New Black,” they sent a list of demands — but not the way you might expect. The Dark Overlord’s terms look less like a ransom note than a dull legal contract.

The language reimagines the hackers’ blackmail attempt as a “contract” or “agreement” between the hackers and their victim. The hackers refer to themselves as “thedarkoverlord, a subsidiary of TheDarkOverlord Solutions, a subsidiary of World Wide Web, LLC [WWW, LLC]” and as “the proposer.”

The target of the hack is referred to as the “Client.” Here is some sample language: