There is No Free Lunch even if some think so.
Were talking about TV PIRACY. Piracy is a way of circumventing protective security placed on a signal to prevent watching it without payment. While some may think its totally harmless to watch TV without payment its not. Be it either Cable, Satellite or Internet based TV it is all the same its stealing.
Theft of service over the years has had its ups and downs and has never amounted to anything good especially for those stealing. Some will spend a ton of money and effort just to end up with a blank screen or scrambled message.
MESSAGE SEEN BY PIRATE DECODER
Those that pirate a signal think its ok to steal signal because they feel they are entitled to it. This is the same as thinking it is alright to steal food from my local grocer because I want it, or he owes it to me because I cant afford it.
Next time you think about theft of service (TV PIRACY) think how you would feel if someone stole your car, robbed your home, ripped off your bank account, stole your wallet, etc etc. I don’t think the TV pirate would like to have that happen to them.
All morals aside, TV Pirates are now facing aggressive counter measures from the providers of the signals. Electronic countermeasures and policing has put quite a dent in the TV Pirates enjoyment. And this is only the beginning. Federal and local law enforcement has been stepped up. This is ending up TV pirates with a large fine, confiscation of equipment, and a nice vacation in jail. Certain big names behind Piracy have been caught and are now serving jail sentences.
With ongoing fear of loosing signal at any moment, plus a knock at the door from law enforcement, not to forget about a continuous outlay of cash to get the latest fix that goes out. It ends up costing the pirate way more then going the legal route. Piracy is definitely not a wise investment.
Next time you think about a FREE TV Lunch remember this. Piracy is nothing more than a sinking ship. There is NO FREE LUNCH!