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Behind the Paywall, Part 1: Fan Sites Play Ball

The University of Florida coaching staff was short on selling points when it set out to recruit high school football players in early 1990. For starters, the head coach was brand new, his predecessor having been unceremoniously dismissed in the middle of the '89 season because of rule infractions. W...

Field of Streams, Part 3

When ICE identifies a site that is violating copyright and/or intellectual property laws, it obtains a warrant from a United States court granting it the authority to seize the URL. At that point, ICE takes down the streams and throws up an intimidating warning that is overlaid on a red background w...

Field of Streams, Part 2

Anyone who has watched a sporting event on TV has heard something along the lines of, "Any other use of this telecast or of any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without express written consent is prohibited." The message is relatively simple: This broadcast is a product, our product, ...

Field of Streams, Part 1

Tommy Thompson's concept of football fandom is derived from his 28 years following the Kansas City Chiefs. He was weaned on scenes from Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium, where tens of thousands of people congregate for their own Sunday service, replacing wine and bread with beer and barbeque. Thompso...

Search History: Google and Germany, Part 3

Google's privacy-conscious initiatives are often born in Germany. Heeding the objections to Street View, which rained down from national authorities and wary Germans, Google introduced an opt-out feature that allowed people to officially request that their homes be blurred out -- nearly 250,000 appl...

Search History: Google and Germany, Part 2

Following Germany's reunification, victims and villains alike wanted to forget the country's past. And this, for everyone, required privacy. "I've jokingly talked about the privacy tree: It's brown and it has green leaves," said historian Konrad H. Jarausch, referring to Nazis (brown) and Leftists (...

Search History: Google and Germany, Part 1

From the clothing ads that dance around in epileptic flashes to the constant requests for your credit card number, email service from the German website GMX.net has some shortcomings. You can get 1 GB of memory, but you'll need a credit card for anything more -- a 5 GB allowance runs about $4.50 pe...

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