Hollywood studios work day and night to issue takedown demands against pirate links. However, it has come to light that these studios do not pay too much attention to the actual IP address that they are issuing the order against; mostly since a significant number of these requests are against 127.0.0.1.
The problem appears to be that there the pirated content originates from the studios’ own computers. This one example is of Universal Studios France attempting to ask Google to take down files for Jurassic World hosted at 127.0.0.1. It appears that the studio is trying to get the movie removed from one of the computers in its office; a computer that happens to be running a bittorrent client.
NBC Universal similar tried to remove a long list of links sharing 47 Ronin; all of which appear to originate from its own computers. Workman Publising had 108 requests against the URL starting with 127.0.0.1. There are more to be found on Chillingeffects.org, a site that compiles these copyright takedown requests into a searchable database.
At the rate that these requests are issued, it might just be easier for the studios to just block torrents from inside their own company. That might have more of an impact on downloads than just listing URLs without paying attention to what they mean. Although, that might require too much work and it would be easier to keep throwing the requests out. At least that bumps up the numbers and makes it look like they are doing work.
[Source: The Next Web]