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.