Finally some rationality in the spate of DirecTV piracy suits:

“In a setback to DirecTV’s fight against satellite piracy, a federal appeals panel on Tuesday ruled unanimously that the company cannot sue people under a wiretapping law just because they possess cards allowing them to intercept its signal.”

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