Pirates / Hackers

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 Dark Angel end-user Frederick Wiley, awards $10,000 to DISH Network and NagraStar and issues a permanent injunction

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On January 9, 2014 the United States District Court for the District of Delaware granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for default against Frederick Wiley.  Wiley 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 Wiley 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.

Civil Search Order Executed Against Dean Love a.k.a. wEeDeR

In November 2012, NagraStar LLC, together with Nagravision S.A., DISH Network LLC, EchoStar Satellite LLC and EchoStar Technologies LLC, commenced a legal action against Dean Love of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Love was active on piracy forum web sites under the moniker “wEeDeR”. An injunction was obtained and a civil search order was executed against Love and his premises. The execution of the order resulted in the seizure of technology and substantial evidence and information concerning the unlawful activities of Love and others. The action was another victory in NagraStar‘s continuing efforts to prevent satellite television piracy throughout North America.

Federal Court enters default against Dark Angel end-user Adrian Khan, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, an additional $6,050 in fees/costs, issues a permanent injunction and rules that the entire judgment amount is non-dischargeable in the Bankruptcy proceeding filed by Khan

 

On October 25, 2012 the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for default against Adrian Khan. Khan 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 Khan as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronics Communication Privacy Act (“ECPA”), an additional $6,050 in fees/costs, and rules that the entire judgment amount is non-dischargeable in the Bankruptcy proceeding Khan filed in an attempt to escape liability. 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 Eric Harris, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties and issues a permanent injunction

 

On July 24, 2012 the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for default against Eric Harris.  Harris 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 Harris 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.