Murdoch: Media Mogul or Corporate Pirate?

"Tarnovsky made elaborate arrangements for the codes to be posted on a Web site managed from Canada and known in North America piracy circles for providing tools and information for hacking encrypted satellite television signals," says the Sogecable complaint.

After working for Murdoch for years, Tarnovsky was fired from News Corporation shortly before he gave testimony in the EchoStar case. In his testimony, Tarnovsky repeatedly denied any involvement in posting hacked information on the Internet or in helping to produce any counterfeit cards.

Both Tarnovsky and the lawyers for NewsCorp deny the hacking charges and say that they were simply engaging in what they call reverse engineering, a common practice in the high-tech world to improve their own anti-piracy security.

Murdoch has declined repeated requests to be interviewed by ABC News. He scoffed at the allegations after a recent appearance at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. [Watch the video.]

"We always have ethical business practices," Murdoch said. He also denied any allegations that his NDS employees participated in hacking.

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