"Chicago Fire" Hot in the Vatican

Someone in the city-state is pirating American TV shows

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013  |  Updated 1:00 PM CDT
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"Chicago Fire" Hot in the Vatican

Someone in the Vatican appears to be illegally downloading episodes of "Chicago Fire," and other American TV shows.

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Pope Francis has only been on the job a few weeks and already he's got his first scandal on his hands. According to a report, the Vatican is home to pirates with a taste for "Chicago Fire."

After reading about a movie club in an Irish monastery with access to movies before they were available on home video, TorrentFreak.com decided to use ScanEye to spy on the Vatican's IP addresses, looking for nefarious activity afoot over that way.

Sure enough, they found that the Vatican is home to at least one fan of American television, downloading shows like "Chicago Fire," "Touch" and "The Americans," among other things.

The movie club meets at a monestary in Limerick, Ireland, according to the Limerick Leader. There, priests and monks watch movies such as "Les Miserables," "Zero Dark Thirty," and "Django Unchained," which have all been screened. The latter was, not surprisingly, deemed "very violent."

While it doesn't rise to the level of the sex scandal that rocked the Church, or even the VatiLeaks scandal that dogged Pope Benedict, it's still disheartening to see Rome flouting copyright laws.
 

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