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In 1986, after unsuccessfully petitioning legislators, Captain Midnight jammed the @HBO satellite signal in protest of excessive prices affecting his small satellite business. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act was subsequently enacted, making satellite hijacking a felony.

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This is in German but it was a Dutch chap setting up the pirate TV station as a young man, he sent the signal to the head end receiver after German TV (which was relayed to the Netherlands) closed down and it then got sent through the entire cable network.

He only admitted to it in his late 40s/early 50s; as in early 90s there were *two* countries worth of Communications Ministry officers and cops trying to track down who had done this 😁

youtube.com/watch?v=Ro6WczvYUO

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