NFPS Code Reseller Hit with $220,000.00 in Damages and Injunction Order
On November 8, 2016 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Lester Barnaby. Barnaby was sued by DISH and NagraStar in 2015 for federal claims arising out of his trafficking in subscription codes to an IKS piracy service known as NFPS. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Barnaby as well as an award of $220,000 in statutory damages under the DMCA. DISH 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 programming, as well as those engaged in the sale of devices or services designed to facilitate piracy. Following receipt of the Court’s ruling, NagraStar will initiate enforcement efforts against Barnaby.