Sorry, tried to cram it all into one short sentence.
Here’s the scoop; I bought my house about 18 months ago. The previous owners had coax cable run through the crawlspace and all over the place. I don’t watch TV (just movies that I rent) so I yanked some of the cable out, left some in since I’ve had better things to do than pull it all out.
Today my housemate informs me that out of boredom he plugged the coax into my TV and voila, it turns out that I’ve got 70 channels, basic cable service. AFAIK it’s been “active” since I bought the place.
So, given that I have never asked for cable TV service, have never gotten a bill and just assumed that if the previous owners had a cable subscription that it expired when they moved, is there anything illegal with keeping the TV plugged in? If a company sends me unrequested merchandise in the mail it’s mine to keep, I’d assume that if the cable co. keeps my line lit without my asking and they never charge me for it it’s similar.
I’m just asking about the LEGALITY of this. I’m not looking for MORAL opinions