Hello Juski (or Justinh),
Saw your edit where you removed the part about so-mentioned illegal topics on the user-page of User:Rigolo. I understand there are some problemens with sasc-ng, as it might be possible to do illegal things with it. However, as moderator on mythtv.nl (MythTV Netherlands) I received a message from User:Rigolo asking if we would allow an article on our wiki regarding this sasc-ng thing, because in our country there are reasons why someone would like to use sasc-ng.
He explained me the background of this where his cable-signal provider called "ziggo" uses a certain coding on their DVB-C signals which you can decode using sasc-ng. For personal use only this seems to be legal in our country (the Netherlands) as long as this use is personal use. However, we are not absolutely sure about it.
At this moment we (mythtv.nl moderators and administrators) have not yet made a decision whether to allow this or not. In the meantime I would like to retrieve some more information about this sasc-ng thing, as we are not entirely sure what to do with it...
But, i.m.h.o., the most important thing is people (like User:Rigolo) would like to view the (DVB-C) television they legally payed for. Therefor, in this endeavour, I would like NOT to ban User:Rigolo.
My $.2c --Michel 20:27, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
PS: Please note also mythtv.nl is entirely against illegal things! PS2: Also note this is not a discussion about the removal of the so-mentioned illegal topic. If it is not allow on this international wiki, it is not allowed, period.
Removal of content from my (Rigolo) user page
A simple request/e-mail to remove the link to my how-to and the other (harmless) information on my user page would have been enough. My request to the moderators of mythtv.nl had nothing to do with the removal of this content btw. I made that request already days before this content was removed from my user page. Because I was already aware of the sensitivy of sasc-ng on this website I thought I would ask first before placing it on mythtv.nl.
I also would like to point out that using sasc-ng (or any other softcam) to watch encrypted dvb-c with the help of a legal and completely paid for smartcard and subscription is legal in The Netherlands. I'm also not promoting the use of sasc-ng for illegal uses and my how-to will also not go there as I have no need for it. I pay for my digital cable so that I can also watch it on a standard STB. Rigolo --21:43, 3 October 2008 (UTC)