Murdoch cops blast over pay TV pirates

by peterjukes

Canal Plus dropped its 2002 lawsuit as part of a deal to sell its Telepiu pay TV arm to News; DirecTV dropped its claim against NDS in 2004 after News took control of the group; Sogecable and MEASAT dropped their lawsuits after several years; while EchoStar won nominal damages on three counts in a 2008 trial and had to pay $18 million legal costs to NDS.

In Italy, a leading anti-piracy advocate, Davide Rossi, who was an NDS consultant, is facing trial on charges that he helped and protected an Italian hacker who was targeting the Swiss Nagra group, which was providing encryption for News’s Sky Italia.

The Italian hacker, known as Linixone, was also on a monthly payment from NDS, paid via News International.

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