On March 9, 2015 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Ulises Rios. Rios 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 Rios as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronics Communication 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.

Dkt.13 – Order and Findings and Recommendations

Dkt.15-Order adopting recommendation