Umm if he had 5,000 customers at over a hundred dollars a piece.....going rate for premium service.
One month would be a half million dollars.
But the sat company changes it signal just for this purpose, pirates, every 6 months.
So his scam could have run up a 3 million dollar theft at the most.
Providing he did not aquire more customers before the chips became inactive.
That isn't exactly small change.
I pay for my sat. hook up.
Stealing is still stealing............and there is not a better way to steal from ppl compared to another.
He conspired to steal what he did not pay for.
As did any that bought into his product.
I think they should be held just as accountable.
Does it seem less like stealing because the sat system is already in place ?
I do not think it is, my bill helps pay for the service behind keeping that system in place.........ok plus overhead.
The theft would not have increased the wear of the system, so why is it such a crime.................because stealing is still stealing.
If they wanted signal then they should pay for it, and the system that maintains it.
Any of you think that stealing music is ok because you don't like all the songs on a cd ?
Frankly I think if you buy a product such as music you should take it into consideration and make your purchases according to what gives you the most bang for your buck.
I think of my whole cd collection there may be two or three songs I do not like.
Then I don't just buy something to have just the one hit........I wait and see if I truely enjoy the artist.
"I will not live for power, I will not live for pleasure, I will not surrender the responsibility for my life or my actions." John Powell- on the three temptations of Christ
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more then standing in a garage makes you a car".