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