EchoStar Wins Battle, Loses War In News Corp. Unit Piracy Case

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Santa Ana, Calif.—A California jury Thursday found that NDS Group Americas, a division of News Corp., had violated a pair of piracy laws by hacking EchoStar Communications’ conditional access system. However, it only awarded $1,500 in statutory damages—a far cry from the $1 billion in damages EchoStar had been seeking.

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Wow, only $1,500? DirecTv got more than that out of each customer when they sent them letters asking for a settlement to avoid a lawsuit.
 

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