Thousands of satellite television "pirates" across North America are under attack by lawyers for DirecTV who have filed hundreds of federal lawsuits against consumers who allegedly bought mail-order decoders enabling them to steal the company's digital programming. In federal court in South Florida, more than 300 suits were filed in May alone against local consumers. And DirecTV says many more actions are on the way.
DirecTV Suing Consumers Directly
Daily Business Review
June 17, 2003