When DISH had the big decision against them many years ago and lost the right to have Distants it was because they were giving them out without proper verification. People could tell them anything about their location and got them. For a time more than one set. Oh, to have those days back....
Anyway, DISH and only DISH was responsible for that, not the subscriber that gave wrong information. What did DISH do before the that decision they could no longer offer them?** Terminated the Distants to those who should not have them. As the user agreement says.
And the difference here is, there is no financial gain. Is it fraud for paying for entertainment you are not supposed to get a mistake by the company giving it to you in how they give them?
Do people here think DISH is not fully aware, just as they were all the years ago, that some people are getting locals they are really not supposed to?
**Charlie out did himself at that juncture. He got a company that offered Distants onto DISH and THEY gave you Distants. At that time a service that was not your provider, did not carry your locals, could give you Distants. Courts upheld he could do that.
One of the great FU's of all time to the FCC.