Pirated Television Shows

Citation: VnutZ, Pirated Television Shows, OmniNerd.com, 01 January 2009, accessed on 18 September 2014 from http://www.omninerd.com/articles/Pirated_Television_Shows
Tags: piracy, television, ethics, and law

TorrentFreak announced their list of the top ten most pirated television shows for 2008. Based on the geography of IP addresses, TorrentFreak determined 90% of the downloads are outside of the United States. Most of the most popular shows are available for free on the major carrier’s websites, albeit in a lower resolution format. Furthermore, these shows are available for free via analog broadcast and where available in HD via digital broadcast. So given that all of these shows are freely available anyway, is it really “pirating” for these shows to be available over the Internet?