The 404: You won't believe what the Vatican is pirating
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The 404: You won't believe what the Vatican is pirating

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Justin reveals what news site Torrent Freak has uncovered about the download history of a computer residing in the Vatican.

-So, this is a story about the owner of a DVD rental store in a place called Limerick. That's a city in Ireland, right? And for the last six years, there's been a local priest from the Vatican that's been calling in for customer service and to rent movies at the store. Look at this-- I've been eating [unk]. He loves it. -I just know where the story is going because I read it. -He loves it. So back in January, this priest from the Vatican that calls the video store, he kept mentioning that he had watched Lincoln and he was giving sort of an anecdotal review about the movie and he said that, you know, he had watched it in a monastery the night before and that they had gotten the movie and they had watched it in sort of a film club inside the Vatican. The problem is that at the time in January, Lincoln wasn't out on DVD yet. -Yep. -Right. So, this film guy-- the guy that owns the video store suspected that the priest had pirated this movie in some way. -Priests pirating movies, what else? -Weird. -What else will this world turn to? -Same thing for other movies because he had mentioned others too like Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Zero Dark Thirty-- all of which hadn't gotten out on DVD yet. Right? -It's weird how they shot it because there was like a handheld camera in a movie theater. -Yeah. -I thought it would be shot more professionally. -Right, and they didn't take a trip to the movies. They actually watched this inside the monastery. So, what we have here is basically an illegal DVD download ring-- -What's-- Which one of those? -of priests. -It was a commandment, "Thou shall not steal." -It's weird, right? Bunch of priests that don't know the difference between right and wrong, what's illegal and what's illegal. -It's so weird. -Never heard of anything like that before. So, TorrentFreak decided to do a little bit more research and they took a look at some of the downloading habits within the Vatican itself. This is crazy. So it's-- The Vatican is really small. It's a small part of the city so it's easy to track what torrents are coming in and out. -Based on IP-- -Based on IP addresses. -and all stuff like that. -They noticed that one IP address kept coming up. They released a list of the things that are being watched inside the Vatican right now and-- -This is crazy. -the list is comprised of everything you would expect someone to download from BitTorrent, right? So, TV shows, let's start with the clean stuff. TV shows are really popular in the Vatican. Ironically enough, the American's is one of the most downloaded. -Interesting. -Right? -Only three Hollywood movies appear in the list: Love Actually, a cam copy of Snitch, and then the Last Stand, that's the wolverine movie, right? I think X-Men: The Last Stand. Yeah. -Yeah, oh okay. -Didn't download any music. -No. -Priests hate music. -They hate music. -Dotcom. -No, I-- -Are we sure someone's not spoofing? -Could be. Someone could have been spoofing it but listen to this: apparently someone within the Vatican has also been downloading adult material. -No. -That's not surprising. Everyone loves porn. -I've never heard of any controversy with sexual behavior in the Vatican. -This is the first time. -I've never heard of that. -You heard it first in the-- -We're breaking it right now. -We're breaking it. -Apparently, priests are human too. They downloaded one title and it was only labeled, RSS Episode 1. -Okay. -Right? That could mean anything. -Sure. -But it only means one thing because I did the research for it and RSS Episode 1, it's a video of two ladies kidnapped in a Russian BDSM Club. -Oh my God. -This exists within the BDSM/Punishment category of BitTorrent in their servers, right? [time-0:03:30] And then there's also other videos that are downloaded featuring sex starlets as Tiffany Starr, Sheena Shaw, Lea Lexis and Krissy Lyn of which I viewed all of their repertoires over the weekend [unk]-- -Research. -And yes, they are adult actors. -Yeah. -They do-- They do engage in adult activities in these videos. -So, isn't that crazy? I mean, they have all these porn downloaded. And you're right, it could be an IP spoofing thing and that's what the controversy is all about. -Why isn't this getting picked up? -And-- But what incentive would anyone have to spoof this IP address not knowing that though? -To make it look like the Vatican is downloading porn. -Yeah, but they didn't know that-- this video store guy. It would have to be some kind of sting operation, right? -Right. In-- -Like without being prompted, why they would do that? -I mean, it's a little-- and you would imagine-- I don't know. The Vatican has some sort of internet security in place to prevent something like this from happening, -Uh huh. -Right? You would-- -Yeah. -On would-- One would think. -Do you think there's like a Vatican IT guy? -It's a firewall run by God. -Yeah.

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