Lawsuits

California Federal Court rules against IKS code distributor for maximum damages of $700,000 under the DMCA in addition to injunctive relief

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On July 26, 2017 the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Julian Nunn.  Nunn was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in 2017 for federal claims arising out of his distribution of IKS subscription codes to Nfusion Private Server (NFPS). The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Nunn as well as an award of $700,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the DMCA.  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.

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Michigan Federal Court enters final judgment against IKS end-users John & Alisha DeForest, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

On May 12, 2017 the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against John & Alisha DeForest.  The DeForests were sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in 2017 for federal claims arising out of their subscription to the SatLobo IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against the DeForests as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronic Communications 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.

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Michigan Federal Court enters final judgment against NFPS end-user Oliur Rahman, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

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On February 28, 2017 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Oliur Rahman.  Rahman was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in 2016 for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the NFPS IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Rahman as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronic Communications 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.

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North Carolina Federal Court enters judgment against NFPS Code Reseller

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On November 28, 2016 the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Andy Hage.  Hage was sued by DISH and NagraStar in 2015 for federal claims arising out of his trafficking in subscription codes to an IKS piracy service known as NFPS.  The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Hage as well as an award of $45,000 in statutory damages under the DMCA.  DISH 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 programming, as well as those engaged in the sale of devices or services designed to facilitate piracy.  Following receipt of the Court’s ruling, NagraStar will initiate enforcement efforts against Hage.

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Federal Court enters final judgment against NFPS end-user Clyde Norwood, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

iksprivateserver On July 12, 2016 the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Clyde Norwood.  Norwood was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the NFPS IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Norwood as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronics Communication Privacy Act.  NagraStar is initiating collection and enforcement efforts against Norwood.  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.

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