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.