You don’t mess with the Money

When creating your particular whiz-bang, social-network, made-of-awesome, Web-n+1 site, you don’t mess with the Money. As Brian McCarthy learned, it has an entire government to send after you:

When the US government decides to take down a website offering access to free TV streams over the Internet, it doesn’t mess around. Newly unsealed court documents show that Brian McCarthy, the 32-year old alleged operator of Channelsurfing.net, got the complete treatment—investigators dug into his domain name registrar, his ISP, his Gmail account, his ad brokers, and the Texas driver’s license database. They even sent a surveillance team to the Deer Park, Texas home where McCarthy lived with his parents.