Ontario Superior Court of Justice Grants Judgments Against Binh Dao, Kim Dao and Keith Ashley, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, carrying on business as Emeryville Electronics and Belle River Satellite

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently granted NagraStar LLC, EchoStar Technologies LLC, and DISH Network L.L.C. judgments against Binh Dao, Kim Dao, and Keith Ashley, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The judgments were granted in a civil action following the execution of a civil seizure order against the premises of Emeryville Electronics/Belle River Satellite and the residential premises of Binh Dao and Kim Dao in December 2014.

The judgments granted the companies permanent injunctions, punitive damages, and legal and investigative costs against the Daos and Ashley. They also granted the companies leave to pursue general damages in the future. The judgment against Binh Dao required him to pay $281,394.67 to the companies within 30 days.

The companies claimed that Binh Dao, Kim Dao and Keith Ashley were dealers in illegally-modified satellite equipment and subscriptions to internet key sharing (IKS) servers that provided their customers with decryption keys used to steal the US-based satellite television programming services offered by DISH Network. The civil seizure resulted in the seizure of numerous unlawful DISH Network receivers, piracy equipment and devices, computers and records identifying customers of these defendants, their suppliers, and the operators of the IKS servers that they supported.

These judgments are another success in the companies’ continuing efforts against satellite television piracy throughout North America.

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

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On August 20, 2015 the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Joseph Hendrix. Hendrix 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 Hendrix 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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Federal Court enters final judgment against NFPS end-user Jose Hernandez, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

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On May 26, 2015 the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Jose Hernandez. Hernandez 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 Hernandez 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.

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

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On May 15, 2015 the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Juan Silva. Silva 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 Silva 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.

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

iksprivateserverOn April 21, 2015 the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against David Rivera. Rivera 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 Rivera 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.