Federal Court enters final judgment against NFPS end-users Donald Bates and Theresa Horace, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

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On February 22, 2016 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Donald Bates and Theresa Horace (collectively “Bates”). Bates was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in October 2015 for federal claims arising out of their subscription to the NFPS IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Bates 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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Florida Federal Court Enters Injunction against NFPS reseller and Awards NagraStar $44,400 In Damages

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On February 18, 2016 the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Enrique Norona.  Norona was sued by DISH and NagraStar in 2015 for federal claims arising out of his selling of subscription codes to the NFPS IKS service.  The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Norona as well as an award of $44,400 in statutory damages under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  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 Norona.

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Tennessee Federal Court Enters Injunction against NFPS reseller and Awards NagraStar $50,000 In Damages

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On February 9, 2016 the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Nashville resident Botrous Erian.  Erian was sued by DISH and NagraStar in 2015 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 Erian as well as an award of $50,000 in statutory damages under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  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 Erian.

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

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On 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 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. NagraStar is currently initiating enforcement efforts against Rivera.

Dkt.16 – Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction

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

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On November 16, 2015 the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Patrick Laundrie.  Laundrie 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 Laundrie 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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