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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.

    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 in different...

    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. And the...

    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.

    What’s the Harm in Creating a Free Account?

    There are more than a few ploys criminals and hackers use to trick us into sharing valuable, personal information on the Internet. One is that pirates...

    Are You Opening Doors for Identity Thieves?

    Criminals looking to steal identities used to have to dig through dumpsters or steal mail searching for bank statements or unused credit card applications....

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