Thursday, July 17, 2003

Satellite company sues users even if they HAVEN'T stolen signal!

THE REGISTER has a story on how DIRECTV is taking a play from the RIAA playbook to a new level. The Satellite giant has decided that the best way to handle piracy is to CARPET BOMB is users with threats of lawsuits - even if they haven't done anything wrong.

If you're a subscriber - you need to read this. It's "inside baseball" as far as electronics is concerned, but it's a cautionary tale of what happens when a company has an army of lawyers and decides to increase it's bottom line by shakedown.

And again ER is AGAINST piracy. But is EQUALLY OUTRAGED by legal maneuvers against consumers who aren't doing anything wrong or who are trying to bring these entertainment distrubtors into the 21st century.


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