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Pirate Apple TV Operation Nabbed In Australia 128

littlekorea writes "New South Wales Police have arrested a man selling USB keys bearing the Apple logo, which offered access to over a thousand Pay TV channels, another thousand movies on demand and several hundred adult films. A forensic analysis of the device revealed the content was hosted in China but streamed via US servers and domains."
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Pirate Apple TV Operation Nabbed In Australia

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  • What? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Vrtigo1 ( 1303147 ) on Wednesday February 01, 2012 @11:41PM (#38899433)
    How is content hosted in china but streamed via US servers? That statement doesn't make much sense.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 02, 2012 @04:31AM (#38900637)

    "Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

    Shouldn't that be Elizabeth the First in Australia, given that it's the first Elizabeth to be queen of Australia?
    Or was the original retroactively made queen of Australia?

    There are precedents for the numbering differing between countries. King Karl XV of Sweden and Karl IV of Norway, for example, were the same person.

  • by Custard Horse ( 1527495 ) on Thursday February 02, 2012 @05:41AM (#38900857)

    The fact that people are willing to pay this much should be a lesson to the copyright holders and content providers. The message is "we will pay for this service but until it becomes available we have to buy from criminals".

    The problem with creating a legal service to step into the shoes of this illegal service is the competition between the companies that are involved. Can you imagine the complexity of a deal involving all of the companies in the article? I would imagine that Apple would gladly provide the hardware but it would also want the lion's share of the revenue even though the content would be provided by others.

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