Why didn’t the phone companies (AT&T , Bell Labs etc) sue Steve Jobs and Wozniak for financial damages caused b their Blue Box? What he and Wozniak did was illegal. I’d be interested to know how much money his Blue Box cost the phone industry? I look forward to your feedback.
"The two stopped making the boxes after they were nearly caught by the police. Despite giving up on the venture, they reportedly made about $6000 selling the blue boxes and Wozniak claims he once was able to prank call the Pope, posing as Henry Kissinger. The Pope unfortunately was sleeping at the time, so he wasn’t able to talk to him directly. Draper claims he once successfully prank called President Nixon using his own blue box.
Since the mid-1990s, blue boxes no longer work in most countries as phone systems throughout the world have been revamped using a digital system and no longer use the in-band signaling that the blue box exploited. Specifically, the new system separates the voice and signaling channels."