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Postby thehat » Thu Apr 07, 2005 2:25 am

Here in Las Vegas, we are blacked out on MLB.com and/or the cable Extra Innings package for: Angels, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Padres, A's and Giants. The local Fox affiliate at least shows most Dodgers and Angels games. As for the others, unless they're on ESPN, we can't see them.

The idea of any of these franchises claiming Las Vegas as a local market is ludicrous. In the case of the A's and Giants, it's beyond outrageous.
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Postby Phatferd » Thu Apr 07, 2005 2:26 am

thehat wrote:Here in Las Vegas, we are blacked out on MLB.com and/or the cable Extra Innings package for: Angels, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Padres, A's and Giants. The local Fox affiliate at least shows most Dodgers and Angels games. As for the others, unless they're on ESPN, we can't see them.

The idea of any of these franchises claiming Las Vegas as a local market is ludicrous. In the case of the A's and Giants, it's beyond outrageous.


Damn I have Extra Innings and live in the OC. I get the Padres and they are an hour and a half away. I get Oak and SF too. Just no Angels or Dodgers.
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Postby ilsa » Thu Apr 07, 2005 2:36 am

Phatferd wrote:I'm sure you do, but I think living in Dallas and Norman are two different things. They aren't going to prempt the Rangers for the Cards in Dallas.


The point is that we're getting blacked out of Ranger games, and they aren't all available on television as the previous poster suggested.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:20 pm

Does the fact that agchris02 has ignored our questions mean that he didn't know what he was talking about and this is not criminal?
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Postby Mustangs989 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:26 pm

thehat wrote:Here in Las Vegas, we are blacked out on MLB.com and/or the cable Extra Innings package for: Angels, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Padres, A's and Giants. The local Fox affiliate at least shows most Dodgers and Angels games. As for the others, unless they're on ESPN, we can't see them.

The idea of any of these franchises claiming Las Vegas as a local market is ludicrous. In the case of the A's and Giants, it's beyond outrageous.

I have the same problem living in Iowa, although obviously with different teams. The Cubs, Sox, Twins, Royals, Cardinals and Brewers are all blacked out for me. I get most Cubs and Sox games on TV, that's it. I've wrote a letter to MLB.TV with no success.

Mookie4ever wrote:Does the fact that agchris02 has ignored our questions mean that he didn't know what he was talking about and this is not criminal?

Yes ;-)
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Postby NY Yankees Fan 2004 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:29 pm

HEre is NYC if you have time warner cable, (like I do) You can't see the Mets. Stupid Cablevision :-t

And Yanks and Mets games are blacked out

So the proxy thing is the only way to get Mets games if You have Time Warner
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Re: MLB TV PROXY SEVERS _ LEGALITY

Postby bmcginni » Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:32 pm

Steve-o wrote:
RPC 5.5. Read it. Love it.

:-)


You quoted the Rules of Professional Conduct. I f'in love that. Good stuff.
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Re: MLB TV PROXY SEVERS _ LEGALITY

Postby Payne Dailey » Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:35 pm

Steve-o wrote:RPC 5.5. Read it. Love it.
:-)


Loved it

A lawyer shall not:

(a) practice law in a jurisdiction where doing so violates the regulation of the legal profession in that jurisdiction; or

(b) assist a person who is not a member of the bar in the performance of activity that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.

BMC

What's "(let me guess-1L?)"?

1st year law student?
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Postby BostonBK7 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:43 pm

toofunnyy wrote:.

For the FBI to even look at a case, there has to b e $5000+ in damages. That's to even look at it. If MLB went to the FBI and said joe smuck is watching brewer games from home with a proxy, they would laugh in MLB's face.


Lol thats hilarious :-D
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Postby Free Bagel » Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:22 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
agchris02 wrote:actually, if you are masking your IP address for anything outside private reasons (such as something as sending annonoymous email), it is illegal -- Im quite sure of this as Ive recently covered a class on exactly this subject.



Masking your IP to get around the MLB.tv TOS is a breach of contract and you open yourself up to whatever penalty is in the contract plus and action for breach of contract.

But how is masking your IP illegal? Is there a statute making it illegal. If so is it a State or Federal law?

edit: I just read this:

agchris02 wrote:Yes, this works, see the above post

1)MASKING YOUR IP ADDRESS IS A FELONY



so you're saying it's a criminal offence? Is it a federal crime? I somewhat doubt this.


Seeing as how IP masking software like Steganos is sold in stores like any other software, I highly doubt that masking your IP address in and of itself is a crime.
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