posted over at Lawmeme is a priceless list of "crimes" we all commit.
You know, by channel surfing, you are avoiding the ads (unless you're weird like me and channelsurf to find them, which I think you are), this made the list:
8. Channel Surfing during commercials, especially with Picture-in-Picture capability.
Similar to radio, skipping through channels, particularly when combined with picture-in-picture (which permits viewers to know precisely when an ad block ends), will be prohibited.