Pirate to pay for \"potential\" losses
Ok, I understand the jail time, but since when is it legal to make someone pay for some damage they might have caused at some point in the future.
This guy has to pay $500 a month for 30,000 years to pay back his debt to the government, which comes to $180 million. This figure is based on the money DirectTV and Echostar might have lost if he had been successful. When is that legal? Jesus Christ! I understand the conspiracy to commit piracy, at least from a legal standpoint, but I dont get why its ok to charge someone for losses they might have incurred. Where do these figures come from, why DirectTV and Echostar laywers, of course! Next time, I want to be able to collect checks from someone who thought about stealing my car once, and I get to value what my car will be worth for the next 10 years.