I can watch AMC's The Walking Dead, legally, the day after a new episode airs, on Vudu, for the cost of a $30 season pass. Compared to paying $150 a month for cable, that's a huge bargain.
HBOGo is launching a stand-alone streaming service. It was just recently announced.
Even if I were to buy a season pass for every show I can't watch over the air via antenna, it's still a massive savings compared to paying for cable. Content creators are seeing the writing on the wall, and reacting accordingly. They're starting to provide legal alternatives to cable, and the trend will only continue as bigger names jump on board.
"The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) is an independent agency within the executive branch of the United States government, established by Congress in 2004 to advise the President and other senior executive branch officials to ensure that concerns with respect to privacy and civil liberties are appropriately considered in the development and implementation of all laws, regulations, and executive branch policies related to terrorism."
As a Champaign resident, this doesn't exactly shock me. This is a college town, and most of the people working at places like Drew's (which is a locally-owned business, not a chain, and is right smack dab in the middle of campustown, so it caters largely to the campus community) are college students. College students occasionally do stupid things. From what I've read in the local paper, this is something the night shift came up with... not the owners.
But that aside, there are far better pizza joints around here. Papa Del's is 100 times better than Drew's.