TakeMyMoneyHBO.com creator Jake Caputo wants access to HBO GO without a cable subscription. Why he says it's a battle worth fighting – and why he may never win.
When the premium cable channel HBO created its own online, on-demand service, subscribers rejoiced. The two-year-old HBO GO gives current customers unlimited access to all of HBO's original programming (including the complete series of "Sex and the City" and "The Sopranos"), documentaries, and movies – all free of charge.
Wordpress designer Jake Caputo wants HBO GO. Badly. But without a cable subscription (let alone paying extra for HBO), he is out of luck. Like many young Americans, Mr. Caputo watches most, if not all, of his TV online.
There should be a way to get HBO GO without a cable subscription, he says. Caputo is willing to pay for the service. To make his point, Caputo launched TakeMyMoneyHBO.com.
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