"Rome" wasn't downloaded in a day

The new HBO series Rome is a big hit among BitTorrent file-sharers, and the cable empire is waging war against the program and its users. (If you're unfamiliar with how torrents work, this introduction, while biased, is fairly straightforward.) Besides uploading their own bogus files, HBO is actively interferring with all attempts to share the show. Ironically, the music industry, which originated the practice of phony file downloads, is now being forced to tell unhappy consumers how they can get around the new copy-protected CDs, which otherwise won't load onto iPods. They draw the line, however, at introducing users to a program called CDex, which does all the work for you.

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