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    Piracy 101

    When someone steals a car or a purse, it’s called theft. But when the item stolen is a movie, TV show or sports broadcast, the offense is copyright infringement or what’s known as content piracy. By taking advantage of the same technologies and systems that deliver legitimate content, pirates distribute illegal content across the world. It’s so widespread you might have watched stolen content without knowing it. Downloading, streaming or otherwise accessing pirated content is against the law and it comes with risks. Read about the dangers here.

    Fast Fact: Pirated Content = No Parental Controls

    Pirated content may expose children to inappropriate material.

    Malware Wants to Know About You, So You Should Know About Malware

    Infographic: People who view pirated content are much more likely to be infected by malware than those who don't.

    Considering Pirated Content? Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t

    Infographic: On the surface, free or ridiculously cheap TV, film and sports content seems like a great deal. But there are four good reasons why pirated content is a bad idea.

    The Streaming Piracy Ecosystem

    Infographic: Pull back the curtain on streaming content piracy and you find a variety of people profiting off others' work.

    Top 4 Reasons to Avoid Pirated Content (WATCH)

    Video: There are many reasons why viewing pirated TV, movies and sports content is a bad idea. Click to watch the top four risks.

    The Danger of RATs

    Malware infection is the most likely and potentially most harmful negative consequence of accessing pirated TV, film and sports content. Malware comes...

    That TV Show Download May Not Be What You Think It Is

    Your computer and mobile devices store sensitive, personal information that hackers want to access. Account numbers, usernames, passwords, files, photos and emails are all targets....

    Content Piracy: Taking a Big Bite Out of America

    Infographic: Global Piracy of US-Produced television and film has a direct and significant negative impact on the American economy.

    Is Free Content Worth the Risk of Infection?

    Infographic: Downloading or streaming pirated content seems like a cheap and easy way to see that latest hit show, new file or big game, but illegal content comes with significant risk of malware.

    How to Know if Your Identity’s Been Stolen

    Infographic: Downloading and streaming pirated content increases the risk of thieves accessing your network and computer.

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