On May 11, 2010, EchoStar, NagraStar, and Bell ExpressVu obtained an injunction against Lance Pellettier a.k.a.Paramount” of Ontario, Canada, which prevents him from operating the HashHU piracy forum web site, selling FTA receivers through other web sites, and otherwise participating in, or aiding and abetting, piracy activities.  In the litigation, Pellettier denied that he owned and operated the HashHU web site and that he posted messages as “Paramount”. 

Based on the evidence obtained through the Plaintiffs’ investigations, the Court was ultimately satisfied that the Plaintiffs had established a strong basis for their claims that Pellettier was “Paramount” and that his activities contravened the Radiocommunciation Act, and aided and abetted others in engaging in piracy. As a result of the injunction, Pellettier will be required to shut down his web sites and cease engaging in all forms of piracy activity.  The Court also awarded the Plaintiffs their costs of the injunction proceedings against Pellettier in the amount of $42,500.

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