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Welcome to satscams.com. This site is provided by NagraStar to help educate and inform people about the civil and criminal actions taken by NagraStar and their partners, DISH Network and Bell TV. These actions are taken against those who try to obtain DISH Network or Bell programming in a fraudulent manner including, but not limited to, receiving programming without authorization by and payment to DISH Network and Bell TV; or illegally designing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, or using devices that could allow access to DISH Network or Bell TV satellite signals without authorization and payment.

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IPTV Sellers Could Now Be Facing Jail Time in the United States

For years those who used IPTV services and sold them did so without any real fear of legal action. The few IPTV services that faced any trouble in the US mostly faced civil lawsuits. Overseas the news was different as a growing number of IPTV sellers face jail time. Increasingly IPTV sellers have set up shop inside military installations to sell boxes loaded with their IPTV service. Now in the US IPTV sellers could now facing jail time as California begins enforcing Penal Code 593(d) according to a report from TorrentFreak.

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Certified Letter

Received a Letter?

Have you received a USPS certified letter similar to the one shown in the picture? Here at NagraStar, we send all first letters certified for tracking and legal purposes. These letters contain sensitive information, and for that reason, NagraStar must ensure that the letter reaches its intended recipient. Many choose to deny signing for the letter, and thus it is returned. Commonly, certified mail is sent by lawfirms and government agencies, and refusing the letter could result in legal ramifications. If you receive such a letter, NagraStar highly recommends accepting it. If you choose to ignore these letters and emails from NagraStar, you could be referred to our law firm, HNB, for litigation. Do not ignore the letter, and please contact NagraStar as soon as possible to resolve this legal matter.

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Unauthorized IPTV Streaming Service - OneBoxTV - Ordered to Pay $3.8 Million in Damages and Shut Down with Permanent Injunction

On January 31, 2020, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted DISH Network and NagraStar (collectively “DISH”) a Final Judgment against One Box TV, LLC and Donna Fogle (collectively “OneBoxTV”). DISH filed suit against OneBoxTV in 2019 for federal claims arising out of their unauthorized retransmission of DISH’s programming on an illicit streaming service. The Court’s judgment includes a permanent injunction shutting down the OneBoxTV service, as well as an award of $3.8 million in statutory damages under Section 605(e)(4) of the Federal Communications Act.

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Danish Supreme Court confirms contributory liability in Popcorn Time criminal case

Today the Danish Supreme Court upheld a decision from the High Court and District Court stating that the owner of www.popcorntime.dk is liable for contributory infringements to Popcorn Time. The owner has been sentenced for guiding users on how to download and use Popcorn Time, as well as guiding on how to use VPN-services to hide from authorities. For this he has been sentenced conditional imprisonment of 6 months, 120 hours community services and confiscation of more than DKK 500,000 which he made in revenues from advertisement on the website.

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Easybox IPTV Receiver

DISH to Subpoena Google, Facebook, PayPal & Twitter to Identify ‘Pirate’ IPTV Operators

Back in August, DISH Networks filed a $10 million lawsuit against IPTV provider Easybox IPTV. The broadcasting company has now been given permission by the court to identify the IPTV service's currently-unknown operators, using information held by some the world's largest Internet companies - and more.DISH Networks’ efforts to disrupt, take down, or obtain settlements from unlicensed IPTV operators are continuing with force through the US legal system.The broadcaster is currently tied up in a number of lawsuits, each targeting companies and individuals that allegedly provide the company’s content to the public, without having first obtained appropriate licensing.A complaint filed in August targets Easybox IPTV, an allegedly-infringing IPTV outfit that supplies both subscriptions and ready-configured (aka ‘fully-loaded’) devices to the United States market.The DISH lawsuit, which demands around $10 million in damages, was filed in a Texas federal court. It lists up to five ‘John Does’, claiming that individually and collectively they do business under the Easybox IPTV banner

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Puerto Rico Federal Court rules against Mundo IKS reseller, awards DISH/NagraStar $412,500 in damages, and orders permanent injunctive relief

On July 3, 2019, the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Herbert Cottes. Cottes was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in 2018 for federal claims arising out of his sale of IKS codes to an unauthorized, subscription-based pirate television service known as Mundo IKS. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Cottes, as well as an award of $412,500 in statutory damages under section 1203(c)(3)(A) of the Digital Millennium Copyright 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, as well as those selling products or services that facilitate unauthorized access to that programming.

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York Regional Police

Figliomeni crime family busted through laundering, gambling crimes: police

After years of murders, shootings and arsons linked to organized crime and, more specifically, the Mafia in Vaughan, police say they have finally made a dent in one of the crime families that investigators believe is behind some of the violence. Angelo Figliomeni, head of the Figliomeni crime family, which police say is a cell of Italy's infamous crime group the 'Ndrangheta, has been arrested as part of York Regional Police's largest ever project targeting organized crime. The 56-year-old Vaughan resident has been charged with laundering money, directing a criminal organization, defrauding the Canadian government and other offences. Police further arrested eight members of his alleged crime family, who are charged with loan sharking and illegal gaming. One other man is wanted.

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Simply TV

‘Pirate’ IPTV Service Simply-TV Responds to DISH Lawsuit

Simply-TV, a recently-defunct ‘pirate’ IPTV service, is being sued in the United States by broadcaster provider DISH Network. In a recent response to the complaint, the alleged operators of the service – which bears a close resemblance to the also defunct SETTV – accept some but not all of the allegations filed against them. In 2018, DISH Network and encryption partner NagraStar sued several individuals, companies and trusts collectively doing business as SETTV. As part of its $20 per month IPTV package, SETTV offered numerous TV channels that had been obtained from DISH’s satellite service. These were subsequently retransmitted without authorization on the SETTV streaming service. Last November, DISH’s lawsuit came to an end, with SETTV’s operators ordered by a Florida court to pay a settlement of $90 million in statutory damages. However, the fight against similar – if not identical services – was not over. In March 2019, DISH and NagraStar filed another lawsuit in Florida, this time targeting several individuals and companies collectively doing business as Simply-TV, a $20 per month service which several users have described as having many similarities to SETTV. “Defendants created a pirate streaming television service they have branded ‘Simply-TV’. Defendants sell Device Codes and Android TV Boxes designed to enable access to the Simply-TV pirate streaming service, which includes numerous television channels that were received without authorization from DISH’s satellite service and were subsequently retransmitted without authorization on the Simply-TV pirate streaming service,” the complaint reads.

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Vader IPTV

Vader: Large ‘Pirate’ IPTV Provider Shuts Down, Promises to Protect Customers

Vader, one of the leading providers of pirate IPTV services, has shut down. One of the most visible brands in the industry, Vader (or Vaders) reached many of its customers through a network of re-sellers. The service insists that no customer information will fall into the wrong hands but as things stand, nothing seems certain. Over the past several years, third-party Kodi add-ons have given many Internet users a new enthusiasm for streaming live TV.

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Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

Three Puerto Rican Men Arrested on Federal Charges in Dish Network Services Piracy Scheme

On Nov. 2, a federal indictment against three Puerto Rican men was unsealed after their arrest for their roles in a conspiracy to provide pirated DISH Network (DISH) services to thousands of Puerto Ricans, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez for the District of Puerto Rico. DISH is a Colorado based company that provides satellite television to its customers for a fee and has invested heavily in measures to ensure that its services are not intercepted by copyright infringers, also known as pirates.

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Set TV

Florida Federal Court Grants Judgment and Injunction Against SetTV

DISH Network L.L.C. and NagraStar LLC (collectively “DISH”) are pleased to announce the successful resolution of their federal court action against Set Broadcast LLC and its principals (collectively “the SetTV Defendants” and together with DISH “the Parties”). The judgment and injunction against the SetTV service marks a significant victory in the ongoing fight against pay-TV piracy, and a win for consumers who subscribe to legitimate pay-TV services. DISH filed suit against the SetTV Defendants on May 3, 2018 based on their operation of a streaming television platform (“SetTV”) that was used to rebroadcast programming content obtained from a DISH Network satellite signal without authorization. The SetTV service was in operation for approximately 16 months, from February 2017 through June 2018. Through the litigation, DISH asserted claims against the SetTV Defendants for violations of the Federal Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. 605(a) and (e)(4). On June 4, 2018, the Middle District of Florida Granted DISH’s Motion for Temporary Restraining Order which effectively shut down the SetTV service and imposed an asset freeze and evidence preservation obligations on the SetTV Defendants.

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