April 16, 2004 | By Donna Wentworth

Ex-policeman Quits DirecTV, Says It Was Like Working for the Mob

Security Focus (hyperlinks, mine): "A one-time enforcer in DirecTV's anti-piracy campaign is suing his ex-employer for wrongful discharge, after he allegedly resigned rather than continue to prosecute the company's controversial war against buyers of hacker-friendly smart card equipment.

John Fisher, a former police officer, alleges in a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Court late last month that he joined DirecTV as a senior investigator in July, 2002, expecting to serve a legitimate investigative role tracking signal pirates. He wound up instead 'as little better than a "bag man for the mob,"' the lawsuit claims. He's seeking unspecified damages, and an end to DirecTV's tactics."


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