Originally posted by Chem:
It is illegal to receive any pay-per-view shows using a descrambler without contacting the cable company and letting them know.
It's illegal to use any descrambler that wasn't issued and serviced and whatever by the cable companies. As in, buying one from a crackhead or building one on the internet. That implies that you can make one yourself and just tell them you are doing it, as in "I am getting things from you for free that I should have to pay for, cut my service off immedietely."
I'm not positive about those laws, but I am pretty sure.