It talks mainly about the smart cards... they were/are primarily used in Cable/satellite set-top boxes.
Smart cards were used well before it was even filed ...
The focus of the patent is in use of the smart card for communication and encoding/encryption for secure verification for access.
The fact that the patent primarily centers around the smart cards shows that the patent's focus, and what it's being used in trolling, aren't the same. And that's just aside from it's broad obviousness.
Gah, software patents are an insult to programmers and innovators everywhere. You may as well be trying to patent 'the internet' as broad and vague as these patents are.
TPB is sharing, not only culture, but ideas. It wouldn't surprise me if they were sharing ideas with the users to find the best way to go about winning on ANY outcome. It just shows how sharing IS caring... about many different things and POVs