Are members of Congress online pirates, stealing copyrighted material and viewing porn while they are, ironically, working on federal legislation to stop Internet theft of intellectual property?

The answer is yes, according to a report that examines the downloading habits – legal and illegal – of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Online monitors at TorrentFreak researched the surfing habits of lawmakers via in the analysis.

“YouHaveDownloaded is a treasure trove full of incriminating data on alleged BitTorrent pirates in organizations all across the world,” the report states.

The U.S. House was targeted for review since lawmakers are drafting the much-discussed Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, which some fear could be a tool for mass censorship in the name of copyright protection.

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