Technology The battle for standalone HBO GO 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.

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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.