Another Anti-Piracy Win North of the Border

DISH Network/EchoStar, along with security partner NagraStar and Bell ExpressVu, achieved another anti-piracy victory in the Canadian Courts.

Jeremy Corkery, also known in court cases and piracy circles as "NagraGuy," was found to be in contempt of a court order made by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, stated a DISH release. The companies alleged that Corkery was a well-known satellite piracy coder and the primary officer of Blue Screen Computer Services.

Last year, the court ordered Corkery to grant the companies access to a number of computer hard drives and electronic media in his possession for the purpose preserving evidence for litigation. Corkery refused to comply with the order, the companies said. Thus, the court ruled that Corkery deliberately interfered with the efforts of the companies to exercise their authority.

A sentencing hearing is pending.

The case marks the fifth time that a satellite TV pirate in Canada has been held in contempt of orders obtained by the companies in the Canadian Courts. The four previous pirates were all sentenced to terms of imprisonment, the companies said.