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.