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Federal Court enters default against Dark Angel end-user Phillip Pippin, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties and issues a permanent injunction

Federal Court enters default against Dark Angel end-user, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties and issues a permanent injunction

On November 8, 2011 the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida (Panama City Division), granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for default against Phillip Pippin. Pippin was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the Dark Angel services. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Pippin 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 Dark Angel end-user Jonathan Dummer, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties and issues a permanent injunction

Federal Court enters default against Dark Angel end-user, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties and issues a permanent injunction

On November 22, 2011 the United States District Court for the District of Oregon (Medford Division), granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for default against Jonathan Dummer. Dummer was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the Dark Angel services. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Dummer 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 Order Seizing aaaFTA.com and transferring Domain to NagraStar

On August 24, 2011 the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin granted final judgment to DISH Network, EchoStar Technologies and NagraStar in their case against Mark Bender and his website www.aaafta.com promoting piracy.

The Court awarded DISH Network $4,013,800.00 in statutory damages under the DMCA as well as entering a permanent injunction against Bender and ordered the aaafta.com website be  transferred to NagraStar.

End-User IPs gathered: “come-clean” opportunity

I-link, SatZen, Conaxsat, Topsat, ViewSat, Xfactor and NanoSat piracy satellite receivers are currently being redirected allowing NagraStar to log IP’s of customers units and additional information.   As can be seen on the TV pop-up message our law firm Hagan, Noll and Boyle’s telephone number is 1-866-617-9116.  They will be happy to speak to customers of these piracy satellite receivers in order to provide them with the best and cheapest option of settling possible litigation as well as directing them in how to become a legitimate DISH network subscriber.

 

Federal Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Sonicview IKS Dongles and Awards $14.4M in Damages

On July 19, 2011, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California entered a permanent injunction against former Sonicview employee Chris Whitcomb and his business ProSonicview.  Whitcomb used his ProSonicview business as a “dealer” of various Sonicview related products and was sued by DISH Network, EchoStar Technologies and NagraStar earlier this year after he ignored a prior preliminary injunction barring the Sonicview iHub dongle.  Whitcomb attempted to re-package the iHub and sell it under the names “SV-Lan” and “NewLink”.  Earlier in the case the court granted DISH Network‘s preliminary injunction finding that DISH Network was likely to prevail on the DMCA and Communications Act claims asserting these devices were primarily designed for piracy.

The Court’s July 19 Order entered a permanent injunction against further piracy-related sales by Whitcomb – including sales of the Sonicview iHub, SV-Lan and New Link.  The Court also ordered Whitcomb to destroy all remaining inventory of these piracy products and to verify the destruction under oath with the Court within 60 days.  Finally, the Court assessed statutory damages against Whitcomb under the Communications Act and awarded DISH Network $10,000 per device sold totaling $14.4 Million.