Moreover, Hansen stated, people who install the descramblers can cause picture problems for legitimate cable users through interference.
Hansen said the sale of cable descramblers contributes to more than half of the $4.7 billion in annual revenue lost by the cable industry.
The presence of other items such as Website links, centered text, and opt-out links are all clues to an e-mail's legitimacy; and if some or all of these occur in a message that contains references to descramblers
(itself a spam concept), it's more likely to be spam Clearly, many legitimate e-mails might contain some of these elements, but the presence of multiple spam elements increases the likelihood that a message is junk.
6, 2001) (requesting more specific allegations in response to the MPAA's request that Touretsky remove the "illegal" descrambling codes), available at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/ ~dst/DeCSS/Gallery/mpaa-reply-feb2001.html; Email from Parker Thompson, Computing & Communications Information, University of Washington, to email@example.com (May 23, 2001) (addressing a student who was contacted by the MPAA for displaying descramblers
, the University of Washington responded by telling the student that no immediate action was necessary), available at ftp://ftp.u.washington.edu/public/arobs/css/okay; see also Gallery of CSS Descrambiers, at http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/DeCSS/Gallery (last visited Apr.
Congressional legislation proposed at the recommendation of the FBI and Justice Department aims at limiting the sale of encryption software to only that which contains keys or descramblers
. The keys would be held by third parties and available to law enforcement agencies with appropriate court orders.
The remaining messages advertised other products and services, including phone services, vacation packages, nutritional supplements, weight loss products, credit cards, cable descramblers
, and online newsletters.
for cable TV, for instance, came out of North America.
"Those involved with signal theft often provide consumers with illegal cable decoders or satellite descramblers
in order to provide unauthorised access to satellite broadcasts," said the MPAA.
When the uproar eventually settled, a new hierarchy of ad-friendly newsgroups was created, each beginning with the prefix "biz." But this approach never really worked, because the kind of people who advertise anti-cellulite cream, get-rich-quick schemes, and cable descramblers
don't care if they annoy people; they just want maximum eyeballs.