if the thief is using a deactivated receiver provided by the satellite
company, even if the receiver was originally sold, its price was
subsidized, so the sat provider is losing twice
once for stolen programming and once for helping pay for the receiver
thats being used for theft....
Am I reading this right?
Sure looks like you just labeled Jim Yanik as a liberal.
If so, that's absurd. Look around.
There sure are a lot of ethically challenged people in this
group. Did you know that judging people as a group is the
definition of prejudice?
Maybe you haven't been paying attention to what Jim Yanik has been posting for a
very long time here. I have listened to "Yanik the panic" for years as he talked
about entitlements, and people who don't want to pay their own way. He
attributes those things to liberals. I just applied his own views to him.
Clearly he's a liberal. He has told us how to identify liberals, and that's what
I did. He's obviously way to the left of Hillary Clinton.
I worked in Las Vegas during the time Bill Cosby was popular and playing Las
Vegas. The man is THE worst tipper in the world, and his entourage can plug
up the whole system with their lollygagging.
I used to park cars. After letting his Porsche 928 sit and idle until it
nearly ignited, management had a special meeting with parking attendants and
asked that we give him preferential treatment as a favor to them even though
he did not tip. No one wanted to park his car or get it for him because he
was a stiff, and because it took him and his entourage a half an hour to get
out of the driveway. Then he had the balls to publicly say he didn't like
coming to Las Vegas because everyone had their hands out.
Bill Cosby. What a total jerk.
Spoken like someone who doesn't understand, or care , what
intellectual property is.
So let's say EVERYONE "tunes in" cable channels or satellite without
paying for it. The company gets zero dollars, goes out of business,
because it actually costs money to stay IN business. See, it costs
money to pay cable installers, run coax, buy distribution boxes, pay
for the channels that they are supplying to customers, pay for health
care for their employees, etc.
So now the company has no money. But hey, nobody did anything wrong,
right? Now, clearly, the company was damaged by the activity of all
of those people.
when a company mails a product to your house unsolicited,you are under no
obligation to pay for it,you can keep it and use it as you wish,it's not
Broadcast RF signals are beamed across the entire country.
They rent you the device to decode the signals that are already in your
home.If you provide your own receiver/decoder.....
You can justify anything you want to. Electricity is delivered to your
house. Why not just bypass the meter and use it. It's there, isn't it?
Theft of service is just that. You are stealing something that doesn't
belong to you and trying to justify it by saying it's there for the taking.
Don't forget to teach your kids that theory. If this country needs more of
something it's thieves and unethical people.
IT IS NOT AT ALL THE SAME!! That use of electricity has a significant
effect on the provider (increasing the load on their equipment).
That's not at all comparable to reception of satellite signals, having
only a negligible effect on the source.
Try thinking before you repeat that garbage.
And, of course, I said NOTHING of anything being right or wrong, but
about defining something as "stealing" (don't you know other things
can be wrong?).
I am responsible for what I say. However, I can not be responsible for
others' demented imagination, including the serious misreading of the
Satellite signals are beamed into my house regardless of whether I want
them or not.That's a huge difference compared to connecting to a utility
service.Those are only connnected when you request the service.
Today I read about a police officer making a comment about "public service
homicide",about a gang member getting killed.
Of course,there's a difference between "murder" and killing.
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