As Pirates Run Rampant, TV Studios Dial Up Pursuit

By the glow of six flat screens inside a windowless room in a California office tower, three content cops from NBCUniversal watch as pirated versions of the cable-TV drama “Suits” begin popping up on the Internet within minutes of the show’s closing credits.

At first, they come in ones and twos, but in an hour there are 444 unauthorized links to that Thursday night’s episode on its USA Network. In two hours more, that number more than doubles, opening up the show to millions of Web viewers around the world as translations into languages as varied as Bulgarian and Chinese begin to roll out.

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