The Piracy Problem: How Broad?
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 09/02/2012 16:28
When Fred Wilson, a prominent New York venture capitalist who has backed Twitter and Zynga, wanted to watch the Knicks game last month, he got an unpleasant surprise. Time Warner Cable was not showing the game because of a contract dispute.
Frustrated, he turned to the Internet for help. Within minutes he was streaming the game illegally on his big-screen TV.
"It's not that we don't want to pay for our sports entertainment," Mr. Wilson wrote on his blog after the fact. "But last night we were turned into 'pirates,' as the entertainment industry likes to call us."