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Anti-piracy battle unfolds in real time on Periscope, live-streaming apps

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Quick to skim past the fine print on a ticket stub or rules for using an app, people on the live streaming sites might not realize they’re violating copyright law when they stream live events. Some live streams over the Sept. 12 weekend only attracted a few dozen viewers before being taken down, while others — including a Periscope broadcast of the Mayweather-Berto match titled “The Fight for Free” — attracted more than 1,000 viewers in minutes. Periscope users took to Twitter to gripe about their accounts getting suspended because they didn’t know it was illegal to broadcast a fight, while others thought it was #petty. – Queenie Wong, San Jose Mercury News

New streaming services offer enough to cut cable subscription — for certain TV viewers

SPORTS: Until recently, it’s been difficult to get live sports without a TV subscription. Major League Baseball’s Internet service blocks hometown teams and requires a pay-TV password for national games such as the World Series, for example. Now, both Sling TV and PlayStation Vue offer basketball games through TBS and TNT. PlayStation also offers Golf Channel, CBS, Fox and NBC, as well as regional sports networks, including Comcast SportsNet for Chicago and Philadelphia teams and Yes for New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets games (sorry, Mets and Knicks fans). You need Sling TV for ESPN. For both services, you’ll pay a combined $95 a month for the higher sports tiers. – Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press via San Jose Mercury News
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Wolverton: TV device advice for a streaming summer

The best way to watch video streamed over the Internet remains streaming media players. Although there are lots of different choices for such gadgets, the best ones are devices from four major players: Apple, Google, Amazon and Roku.The best choice for you will depend on what devices you already own, what you want to do and how much you want to spend. – Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News http://ift.tt/1wRAZqg