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September 3, 2012
by sjvn01
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How to watch football on the Internet

I’m not a big football fan, but like almost everyone from the United States, I have my particular favorites—the West Virginia University Mountaineers and the Pittsburgh Steelers–that I want to watch. Unfortunately, while watching even their most obscure games have … Continue reading

May 3, 2012
by sjvn01
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Court slaps down the use of IP addresses in file-sharing cases

The MPAA, RIAA and other copyright holding companies have long used Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to identify users for their lawsuits. They’ll find that people at various IP addresses have used BitTorrent or some other peer-to-peer (P2P) service seem to … Continue reading

January 24, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Closing Megaupload unlikely to even slow piracy down

Closing Megaupload unlikely to even slow piracy down

The U.S. Department of Justice working in conjunction with New Zealand’s law enforcement agencies has taken down the popular file-storage and sharing site Megaupload. So, since Megaupload has been shut down, Internet piracy has gone down significantly, right? Right? Well, … Continue reading