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State IT worker investigated for mass pirating

Associated Press • Oct 25, 2013 at 8:40 PM

A report issued Thursday by Inspector General Randall Meyer said the 21-year information technology worker pirated copyright-protected media over the Internet using filesharing websites and what are called “torrent” files that allow multiple users to access the materials.

The findings are being forwarded to prosecutors.

Meyer’s probe came after Viacom Inc. complained in March 2012 of detecting an improper download of “Big Time Rush — Season Two” from an Internet address registered to the state.

A health department spokesman said the employee remains on the job pending an administrative disciplinary review and any action from law enforcement.

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