Millions Watched Illegal Streams of Second Presidential Debate

October 10, 2016  | 1 min read

In a recent opinion piece published on, Dr. Nelson Granados, associate professor of information systems technology management, examines the ramifications of millions of illegal live streams, known as nano-piracy, of the second presidential debate. An estimated nine million viewers watched nano-pirated live streams of the debate, which aired for free on numerous broadcast TV channels. Granados argues that nano-piracy also poses a risk for artists and entertainers. “Creatives, government, and live-streaming social media platforms will have to unite to combat it, just like I argue they should for other types of piracy.” Read more