Federal Court enters default against Nfusion Private Server end-user Thurman Howard Jr., awards $10,000 in statutory penalties and issues a permanent injunction

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On June 11, 2014 the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for default against Thurman Howard Jr.  Howard Jr. was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the Nfusion Private Server service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Howard Jr. as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronics Communication Privacy Act.  DISH Network and NagraStar continue to investigate and take action against those responsible for trying to circumvent the companies’ security system in order to gain unauthorized access to DISH Network programming.

Federal Court enters final judgment against IKS Rocket end-users Josten & Aracely Espinoza, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, $1,200 in litigation costs and issues a permanent injunction

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On June 25, 2014 the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Josten and Aracely Esponiza (collectively “the Espinozas”).  The Espinozas were sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of their subscription to the IKS Rocket service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against the Espinozas as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronics Communication Privacy Act and $1,200 in litigation costs.  DISH Network and NagraStar continue to investigate and take action against those responsible for trying to circumvent the companies’ security system in order to gain unauthorized access to DISH Network programming.

Action, Injunction, and Civil Search Order Obtained Against BeaverTV

In March 2014, Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership, NagraStar LLC, EchoStar Technologies LLC, and DISH Network L.L.C. commenced a civil action and executed an Anton Piller (civil search) order against Jeremy Latchford of Belleville, Ontario,  John McSevney of Hamilton, Ontario, and Jeffrey Tufts of Kitchener, Ontario, at their respective residences.  Latchford was active on piracy forum web sites under the usernames “thebeav”, “jeremyl”, “melly”, and “dn5050”.  McSevney was known online as “johnny7107” and Tufts was known as “ruthie”.

The companies say that Latchford operated the BeaverTV and YearlyIKS services and that McSevney and Tufts were his primary resellers.  The execution of the Anton Piller order resulted in the identification and dismantling of the BeaverTV North IKS server, the suspension of the BeaverTV South IKS server and the YearlyIKS server, and the seizure of technology and substantial evidence concerning the unlawful activities of Latchford, McSevney, Tufts and others.  An injunction was obtained against Latchford, McSevney and Tufts restraining them from engaging in satellite television piracy.

This was another victory in the companies’ continuing efforts against satellite television piracy throughout North America.

Federal Court enters default against Nfusion Private Server and IKS Rocket end-user Paul Williams, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties and issues a permanent injunction

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On March 14, 2014 the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for judgment against Paul Williams.  Williams was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscriptions to the Nfusion Private Server (“NFPS”) and IKS Rocket services. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Williams as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronics Communication Privacy Act (“ECPA”). DISH Network and NagraStar continue to investigate and take action against those responsible for trying to circumvent the companies’ security system in order to gain unauthorized access to DISH Network programming.

Federal Court enters default against IKS Rocket end-user Edward Bradley, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties and issues a permanent injunction

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On February 7, 2014 the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for judgment against Edward Bradley.  Bradley was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the IKS Rocket services. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Bradley as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronics Communication Privacy Act (“ECPA”). DISH Network and NagraStar continue to investigate and take action against those responsible for trying to circumvent the companies’ security system in order to gain unauthorized access to DISH Network programming.