Report: Murdoch's News Corp. pirated rivals' cable TV boxes, depriving competitors of their legitimate income

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    Mar 28, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    Murdoch's people cracked the codes of the electronic smartcards that unlock the cable TV boxes of rival services, then sold card copies on the black market so cable users could watch those rival services for free. Losing millions of dollars in user fees, at least one Murdoch competitor went bankrupt as a result. The reader comments are interesting.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46874745/#.T3J9hXjyCy4
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    Mar 28, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidMurdoch's people cracked the codes of the electronic smartcards that unlock the cable TV boxes of rival services, then sold card copies on the black market so cable users could watch those rival services for free. Losing millions of dollars in user fees, at least one Murdoch competitor went bankrupt as a result. The reader comments are interesting.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46874745/#.T3J9hXjyCy4



    NDS had issues with internal leaks by coders. NDS i believe also paid a whole lot to Direct TV , back in the day.

    I think it was an issue with NDS, not a murdoc sanctioned policy. Not sure about Australia or England.
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    Mar 28, 2012 4:59 AM GMT
    I think it's been long established that if there is a hell, there'd be a special ring reserved for Murdoch. This doesn't surprise me at all.
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    Mar 29, 2012 7:30 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidI think it's been long established that if there is a hell, there'd be a special ring reserved for Murdoch. This doesn't surprise me at all.




    As low as my opinion of Murdoch is (and that's VERY VERY) - I'm still a little surprised at this.

    I mean who the hell could do something like this and sleep at night?

    With all the power and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ this guy has got - he still feels like he has to pull shit like this to get even MORE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$?
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    Mar 29, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    Mr Murdock is fighting these lies, as they are liberal.

    Go Rupert. People just like to bring down tall Poppy's, over looking their very own sins, and how they used others for self advancement; they try to make it look like they were the victimsicon_rolleyes.gif