DirecT Action


Innocent people caught in DirecTV's legal assault on programming pirates now have an ally. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Stanford Law School's Center Cyberlaw Clinic have teamed up to create a DirecTV Defense Web site.

DirecTV's absurd position is that anyone who buys a smart card reader or reprogrammer is out to steal its programming. That's like GM saying everyone with a screwdriver is a car thief. If DirecTV is serious about stopping pirates rather than shaking down the innocent, it would fire some lawyers and hire some encryption experts.