Federal law prohibits production of satellite piracy devices and imposes strict penalties, which are spelled out in section 605(e)(4) of the Federal Communications Act. According to the Act, "Any person who manufactures, assembles, modifies, imports, exports, sells, or distributes any electronic, mechanical, or other device or equipment, knowing or having reason to know that the device or equipment is primarily of assistance in the unauthorized decryption of satellite cable programming," faces fines of up to $500,000 and up to five years in prison for each violation.
The law also separately establishes fines of up to $2,000 and six months in prison for interception, and fines up to $50,000 and two years in prison for intercepting satellite signals for private financial gain, as described in 605(a).
The Ninth Circuit judges determined that using a device called an "unlooper" to activate hacked DirecTV satellite decryption card doesn't fall under 605(e)(4) because it isn't assembly or modification within the context of the law. In the decision, the judges state that 605(e)(4) is intended to punish those produce and sell satellite piracy devices, not individuals who simply reactivate hacked cards for the purposes of interception.
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