Yeah its not like they have to pay for the satellites of the
electricity to run the place or the programming or anything. It just
sorta appears out of thin air and you availing yourself of the stuff for
free doesn't really hurt anyone. Sorta like shoplifting in that someone
has to pay for "negligible effect".
Might be a good idea.
You are stealing by any normal definition, except for those who are
really trying to convince themselves of something.
As I said previously,they ALREADY are putting their satellite signal into
my home;It's paid for regardless whether I rent one of their decoder boxes.
My providing my own decoder does not increase their costs in any way.
It's no different than charging me for sunlight.
Of course it is. Sunlight is passive. You can enjoy it by merely going
outside or even looking outside. But in order to get cable signals, you
have to do something active. You have to get special equipment, you have
to find away around the security systems (which alone should tell you
something). About the only way the two are remotely the same is if you
start getting cable signals through your braces.
I could explain it to you, but could never do YOUR thinking for you.
Anyway, I wasn't doing that (getting anything I hadn't paid for), just
engaged in the "hopeless" task of trying to get people to think for
themselves a little.
"No good deed goes unpunished" :-)
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If the corporation that made the sun sent you a bill,
I guess you wouldn't pay it?
Since when is their cost the determining factor of whether or not
their property is being stolen? It's theft because there is
damage. I know there is damage because if everyone stole their
signal, they would go out of business.
Obviously, the difference is that the sat company doesn't own the
sun. But at least even you recognized above that it's THEIR satellite
It's NOT "stealing their signal",as they broadcast their signal into
EVERYONE'S homes regardless of whether they want it or not.
They have already GIVEN me that signal.It washes down upon my house like
All I have to do to use it is decode it.
Where they make their money is renting decoders.
If I have my own,I don't need to rent from them.
(that's why they make it so hard to decode their signals,so everybody CAN'T
do it.And not everybody would,for a number of reasons.)
Not after they broadcast it everywhere.(like sunlight)
At least Cable pipes their signals through a wire to those who order it,and
illegal users have to tap into the cable company's actual property to steal
it.(and that tapping process has measureable,definite negative effects
[real damage] on the company's property,also some hazard.)
Like I said,a BIG difference.
As I said before,if a company mails you their product unrequested,you are
not obligated to pay for it.If it's in another language,you still don't
have to pay for it after you translate it.
no authorized viewer, no $$ income.
widespread theft decreases the value of satellite tv, and besides its
not reliable, anti theft measures are being implemented constantly
knocking out your free service, which really isnt free, you likely
paid someone for advice as to how to watch err steal service......
sit down to watch your favorite show just to find its out from latest
geez isa it worth it?
let alone your name in the paper for theft???
it costs tons to uplink, satellite, and support satellite tv, isnt the
company deserving of some profit?
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