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    Undercover Cops Arrest Sellers of ‘Pirate’ Amazon Firesticks At Florida Flea Market

    December 29, 2020 by Ernesto Van der Sar [TorrentFreak]

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    The Polk County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference a few days ago to announce the results of an undercover operation stat started months ago. Detectives busted four sellers of 'pirate' Amazon Fire Sticks, including an 88-year-old suspect. According to the police, selling jailbroken devices is a crime.

    Online piracy is traditionally associated with a young and tech-savvy audience, but that image doesn’t always hold up.

    Piracy has reached the masses with the help of online streaming and easy-to-use devices. In fact, it’s now mainstream enough to have made it all the way to local flea markets.

    We’re not talking about bootleg DVDs or CDs that have been sold under the counter for decades. No, we’re referring to pirate streaming boxes and sticks that provide a portal into the world of streaming piracy.

    A few days ago, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office hosted a press conference on the topic that offers a fascinating perspective on today’s piracy landscape.

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