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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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Spain Police Bust

Police Shut Down Pirate IPTV Operation With Two Million Subscribers

Spain's National Police has shut down a popular pirate IPTV operation that allegedly serviced two million customers. With help from Europol and law enforcement in Canada, the US and several European countries, 11 suspects were arrested. The authorities also confiscated property worth nearly €5 million while another €1.1 in bank assets were frozen. In recent years, unlicensed TV subscriptions have been flourishing, with hundreds of vendors offering virtually any channel imaginable for a small monthly fee. This is seen as a major threat by copyright holders and law enforcement authorities are also taking the matter seriously. That became apparent again today, as law enforcement authorities announced one of the largest IPTV busts in history.

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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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Deflated Soccer Ball

More Than Half of All Sports Fans Regularly Pirate Content

A new survey published by Synamedia shows that more than half of all sports fans access pirated content at least once a month. On average, these pirates are more engaged than other sports fans. At the same time, however, the findings show that there are many different types of pirates, all with their own preferences and habits. Copyright holders are no fans of piracy. However, pirates tend to be the biggest fans of their content, whether that’s movies, games or music. Research has consistently shown that illegal downloaders and streamers are more engaged consumers. They also tend to spend more money on subscriptions, merchandise, theater visits and concerts.

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Massive Piracy Damages Award Against Cox is Not Excessive, Court Rules

Cox Communications' request to lower the massive piracy liability verdict issued by a Virginia jury has failed. The request for a new trial was denied as well. However, the court does agree that the damages should be issued per work if there are multiple copyrights involved, which means that the $1 billion figure may go down. Last year, Internet provider Cox Communications lost its legal battle against a group of major record labels. Following a two-week trial, a Virginia jury held Cox liable for its pirating subscribers, ordering the company to pay $1 billion in damages.

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Eastern Missouri District Court

Missouri Federal Court rules against Digital TV reseller, awards DISH/NagraStar $132,500 in damages, and Orders permanent injunctive relief

On April 14, 2020, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against James Lewis. Lewis was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in 2019 for federal claims arising out of his sale of IKS codes to an unauthorized, subscription-based pirate television service known as NFPS. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Lewis, as well as an award of $132,500 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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Cloudflare

Cloudflare Ordered to Reveal Operators of Popular Pirate Sites Manga1000.com

Shogakukan, one of Japan's largest manga publishers, has been given permission to obtain the personal details of the operators of one of Japan's most popular pirate manga sites. The DMCA subpoena compels Cloudflare to reveal what it knows about the people behind Manga1000.com, a near top-500 site in its home country. Obtaining the personal details of individuals behind pirate sites is rarely straightforward. When they’re visible at all, domain registrations can be hidden behind privacy services, faked, or even both, while hosting companies tend not to comply with demands to reveal information when they’re unsupported by a valid court order.

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DISH Sues Canada-Based Pirate IPTV Provider ‘Voodoo IPTV’

TV broadcaster DISH Network has filed a lawsuit in a Texas court targeting the operators of Canada-based 'pirate' IPTV supplier Voodoo IPTV. The lawsuit names four Ontario residents as defendants along with fifth individual said to reside in Nepal. A further 11 'Doe' defendants are said to have created DISH accounts in order to capture and rebroadcast its programming. TV broadcaster DISH Network has filed more lawsuits against ‘pirate’ IPTV providers and resellers than any other company in the world. Depending on how the services operate, the company either brings cases under the Copyright Act or the Federal Communications Act (FCA).

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IBCAP Lab

Celebrating 25 years of technology partnership with DISH

In 1995, EchoStar ordered a Conditional Access System (CAS) from Nagravision for the launch of the DISH Network DBS service. The CAS provides encryption / decryption of the signal, which allows DISH to control which customers can access which channels, provides the Program Guide, and provides many other technical elements of the transmitted signal. The deal marked the arrival of Nagravision in the North American market.

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Virus and Mask

Europol Report: Catching the Virus

During the COVID-19 pandemic, criminals have been quick to seize opportunities to exploit the crisis by adapting their modi operandi and engaging in new criminal activities. Cybercriminals have been among the most adept at exploiting the pandemic. The threat from cybercrime activities during the crisis is dynamic and has the potential to increase further. With a record number of potential victims staying at home and using online services across the EU, the ways for cybercriminals seeking to exploit emerging opportunities and vulnerabilities have multiplied.

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TV Remote

IPTV Sellers Could Now 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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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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