Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez Leads to $49,825 Judgement

In a judgement on the steeper side of commercial piracy awards reasons for judgment were recently released by the US District Court,  W.D. Texas, San Antonio Division, awarding over $49,000 following piracy of a boxing pay per view program. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. AIH Alamo Ice House) the Defendant establishment … More Piracy of Cotto v. Alvarez Leads to $49,825 Judgement

UFC 196 Piracy Leads to $4,500 Damage Assessment

Adding to this site’s archived cases addressing UFC PPV piracy assessments, reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania, assessing damages of $4,500 for the commercial piracy of UFC 196. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions Inc. v. Michelina Enterprises, Inc) the Defendant displayed UFC 196 without paying the … More UFC 196 Piracy Leads to $4,500 Damage Assessment

$30,000 in Damages Assessed For UFC 207 Piracy

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court D. South Carolina, Spartanburg Division assessing damages of $30,000 for the commercial piracy of UFC 207. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc v. Waymore’s Bar and Grill) the Defendant displayed UFC 207 in their establishment without paying the commercial sub-licensing fees to … More $30,000 in Damages Assessed For UFC 207 Piracy

UFC 171 Piracy Leads to $13,500 Damage Award

Adding to this site’s UFC PPV piracy database, reasons for judgement were recently released by the US District Court, SD West Virginia, Charleston Division, assessing damages for the commercial piracy of a UFC broadcast. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc v. Nichols) the Defendants displayed UFC 171 in a commercial establishment without paying … More UFC 171 Piracy Leads to $13,500 Damage Award

$25,000 Damages Awarded for UFC 183 Piracy

Reasons for judgement were released this week by the US District Court, E.D. Louisiana, awarding damages for the piracy of UFC 183. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. DML, LLC) the Defendant operated a sports bar which displayed UFC 183 without paying the commercial sub-licencing fee. The Plaintiff obtained default judgement of … More $25,000 Damages Awarded for UFC 183 Piracy

No Right to Indemnity in UFC Cable Theft Piracy Prosecutions

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, S.D. Alabama, Southern Division, finding that there is ‘no right to indemnity’ when a Defendant is sued for alleged piracy of a pay per view broadcast. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotion, Inc. v. Cloud 9 Vapes LLC) the Defendant broadcast a UFC … More No Right to Indemnity in UFC Cable Theft Piracy Prosecutions

“Loser Pays” in UFC Piracy Prosecutions is a One Way Street

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, N.D. Indiana, Hammond Division, demonstrating that the protections to recover legal fees in US Cable Act piracy prosecutions are a one way street. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Matijevich) the Defendant Matijevich was personally sued, along with an LLC that … More “Loser Pays” in UFC Piracy Prosecutions is a One Way Street

$8,200 in Damages Awarded After Piracy of UFC Events with Little Monetary Gain

Adding to this site’s archives of piracy awards for UFC Pay Per View lawsuits, reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, D. Idaho, awarding $8,200 in damages against a defendant found liable after displaying 2 UFC events. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Hetemi) the Defendant displayed UFC … More $8,200 in Damages Awarded After Piracy of UFC Events with Little Monetary Gain

Piracy Statutory Damages “Should Approximate the Actual Damages Suffered”

As highlighted in this site’s Pay Per View piracy prosecution archives, A typical fact pattern plays out as follows A bar pirates the program A private investigator gets wind and documents the piracy Joe Hand Promotions (the commercial distributor for UFC and other PPV’s) sues and requests substantial damages Joe Hand wins but is awarded a fraction … More Piracy Statutory Damages “Should Approximate the Actual Damages Suffered”

$2,200 in Damages Awarded for UFC 165 Piracy

Adding to this site’s archived posts addressing combat sports piracy, reasons for judgement were released recently by the US District Court W.D. Kentucky, Paducah Division, awarding $2,200 in damages for the commercial piracy of UFC 165 In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Dick) the Defendants displayed UFC 165 in a bar without … More $2,200 in Damages Awarded for UFC 165 Piracy