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AMC has offered to stream the episode free online for Dish subscribers. But he’s not sure what to do. His options include paying extra for a download from Apple’s iTunes or Amazon.com, or resorting to an unauthorized download from a pirate site.

“These are big multimedia corporations,” Jacobs says. “But me _ the little guy who’s struggling every day to get by and live life _ I’m left holding the bag. That’s what makes me the most angry.”