Michigan Federal Court enters final judgment against NFPS end-user Oliur Rahman, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

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On February 28, 2017 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Oliur Rahman.  Rahman was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in 2016 for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the NFPS IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Rahman as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronic Communications 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.

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North Carolina Federal Court enters judgment against NFPS Code Reseller

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On November 28, 2016 the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Andy Hage.  Hage 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 Hage as well as an award of $45,000 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 Hage.

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NFPS Code Reseller Hit with $220,000.00 in Damages and Injunction Order

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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.

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Indiana Federal Court Enters Injunction against NFPS end-user and Awards NagraStar $10,000 In Damages

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On September 13, 2016 the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against John Ladd Sr.  Ladd was sued by DISH and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his purchase and use of subscription codes to the NFPS IKS service.  The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Ladd as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages.  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 Network programming.  NagraStar is currently initiating enforcement efforts against Ladd.

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Ohio Federal Court Issues Judgment Against NFPS Code Reseller Awards $100,000 in Damages to NagraStar and DISH Plus Injunctive Relief

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On October 5, 2016 the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Larry Polk.  Polk was sued by DISH and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his trafficking in subscription codes to the NFPS IKS service.  The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Polk as well as an award of $100,000 in statutory damages.  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 Network programming as well as those engaged in the sale of devices or services designed to facilitate piracy.  NagraStar is currently initiating enforcement efforts against Polk.

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