Don’t Eff with My Cable

The Verge: CBS blackout sparks rise in TV show piracy

CBS’s block on Time Warner Cable (TWC) customers is less than a week old and already the blackout is fuelling a rise in TV show piracy. TorrentFreak reports that the percentage of illegal downloads rose substantially in the week since it went dark, as piracy rates for popular CBS show Under The Dome increased by 34 percent over the course of one weekend. As downloads went up, the show unsurprisingly saw its lowest viewing figures this season.
My wife worked at NBC Universal for over 10 years. One of the many things I learned about television from her was don’t fuck with peoples’ cable.

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