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Default Judgment - $140,000 - Matos, Gabriel

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    Default Judgment - $140,000 - Matos, Gabriel

    Ohio Federal Court rules against IKS code distributor for maximum damages of $140,000 and Orders permanent injunctive relief

    On January 31, 2018 the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Gabriel Matos. Matos was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in 2017 for federal claims arising out of his trafficking in IKS codes to an unauthorized, subscription-based pirate television service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Matos pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, as well as an award of $140,000 in statutory damages under section 605(e)(3)(C)(i)(II) of the Federal Communications 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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