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DirecTV faces setback in dubious antipiracy campaign. Good.

DirecTV lost an important case on Tuesday. Programmers, security researchers, and anyone who believes in a limited government won...

Now, I'm not arguing that we should be applauding blatant DirecTV piracy. Neither is the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which entered this case on the side of the defendants. If DirecTV can prove that Huynh and Oliver were watching TV shows for free, they should pay reasonable damages. But they shouldn't face six-figure fines for merely buying a smart-card programmer.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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