United States District Court, N.D. Illinois
April 20, 2004.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: PHILIP REINHARD, District Judge
Before this court is another Motion for Default brought by DIRECTV,
Inc. ("Plaintiff") against an alleged unauthorized user, in this case one
Irvin Miller ("Defendant"), of it satelite signal. This court previously
held a hearing with regards to plaintiff's monthly financial loss due to
the illegal interception of its satellite signal and set that amount at
$205.00. This court incorporates by reference its previous Report &
Recommendation of February 25, 2004 (case number 03 C 50220) outlining as
much. In this case, Plaintiff presented account information that showed
Defendant purchased illegal decoding equipment in March 2001. Plaintiff
also showed that prior to March 2001, for many months, plaintiff
purhcased many pay-per-view movies and the NFL Package. However, as of
March 2001, Defendant failed to renew his NLF Package subscription or
purchase any pay-per-view moveis and the NFL Package. However, as of March
2001, Defendant failed to renew his NLF Package subscription or purchase
any pay-per-view movies. Based on this informaiton, it appears that
Defendant has been using the piracy equipment for 37 months. At $205.00 a
month, this court recommends a judgement be entered against Defendant in
the amount of $7585.00.
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