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DISH Network L.L.C. v. 786 Wireless World, Inc. et al

Case Summary

On October 14, 2021, DISH Network L.L.C. (“DISH” or “Plaintiff”), represented by Adam Ivan Rich and Robert D. Balin of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, filed an intellectual property lawsuit against 786 Wireless World, Inc., 786 Enterprises, Inc., Rana M. Afzal, and Does 1-10 (collectively the “Defendants”), seeking permanent injunctive relief and damages along with prejudgment interest among other relief for the alleged copyright infringement by the Defendants. This case was filed in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of New York with Judges Ann M. Donnelly and Robert M. Levy presiding.


In the complaint, Plaintiff alleged that, “This copyright infringement action arises out of a collection of global pirate television services that are branded to customers in the Eastern District of New York, and throughout the United States, by the names Desi TV, Desi TV Pro, Live TV, and/or Live TV Pro (the “Infringing Services”)” and “Defendants Does 1-10 (the “Doe Defendants”) manage and operate the Infringing Services, and by doing so, knowingly and unlawfully transmit in the United States television channels (and the copyrighted programs on those channels) originating from India and Pakistan that are or were exclusively licensed to DISH in the United States.” 


Plaintiff further alleged that, “Starting in June 2017, and throughout the course of DISH’s sweeping, four-year investigation, DISH investigators observed the Doe Defendants repeatedly infringing DISH’s exclusive rights -- without authorization from DISH -- by continuously streaming in the United States these copyrighted programs through the Infringing Services to the Doe Defendants’ customers in the United States” and “Defendants 786 Wireless World, Inc. and 786 Enterprises, Inc. (collectively, “786 Wireless”), and the companies’ CEO, Defendant Rana M. Afzal, work hand-in-hand with the Doe Defendants to promote, sell and distribute the Infringing Services. 786 Wireless knowingly and willfully infringes DISH’s exclusive rights by selling and marketing set-top boxes that are expressly promoted to be used to access the Infringing Services.”


Plaintiff also alleged that, “The Doe Defendants have actual knowledge that their transmission of the Protected Channels in the United States by way of the Infringing Services infringes DISH’s copyrights. Between March 2017 and the filing of this Complaint, DISH sent at least 63 separate cease and desist notices to email addresses used by the Doe Defendants ( and The Doe Defendants ignored DISH’s cease and desist notices.” 


There are two claims of relief laid down by Plaintiff. The first claim is for the alleged direct copyright infringement. The second claim is for the alleged secondary liability for copyright infringement.


In the prayer for relief, Plaintiff requested the court for permanent injunctive relief and statutory damages as awarded by the court up to $150,000 per registered work infringed under 17 U.S.C. § 504(c), or Defendants’ profits attributable to the infringement of those registered works under 17 U.S.C. § 504(b). Plaintiff further requested the court for reasonable attorneys’ fees and prejudgment interest along with any other relief the court deems just, proper, and equitable.


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Case Details

  • Case Number:


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  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Intellectual Property - Copyright

Judge Details

Presiding Judge

Ann M Donnelly

Referral Judge

Robert M. Levy


Party Details


DISH Network L.L.C.


786 Wireless World, Inc.

786 Enterprises, Inc.

Rana M. Afzal

Does 1-10

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorneys

Adam Ivan Rich

Attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1251 Avenue Of The Americas

New York, NY 10020

Robert D. Balin

Attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1251 Avenue Of The Americas, 21St Floor

New York, NY 10020


Court Documents

8 #2

Proposed Summons Rana M. Afzal

8 #1

Proposed Summons 786 Wireless World

8 #8

Main Document

7 #19

Exhibit 12

7 #17

Exhibit 10

7 #16

Exhibit 9

7 #15

Exhibit 8

7 #14

Exhibit 7

7 #13

Exhibit 6

7 #11

Exhibit 4

7 #10

Exhibit 3

7 #8

Exhibit 1

7 #5

Exhibit 2

7 #4

Exhibit 1

7 #3

Declaration of Gregory Duval in Support

7 #2

Declaration of Elizabeth Riemersma in Support

7 #1

Memorandum in Support

7 #7

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Docket Entries

  • 10/14/2021
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  • Docket(#8) Proposed Summons. by DISH Network L.L.C. (Attachments: #1 Proposed Summons 786 Wireless World, #2 Proposed Summons Rana M. Afzal) (Rich, Adam) (Entered: 10/14/2021)

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  • Docket(#7) MOTION for Discovery Motion for Expedited Discovery by DISH Network L.L.C.. (Attachments: #1 Memorandum in Support, #2 Declaration of Elizabeth Riemersma in Support, #3 Declaration of Gregory Duval in Support, #4 Exhibit 1, #5 Exhibit 2, #6 Exhibit 3, #7 Declaration of Robert D. Balin in Support, #8 Exhibit 1, #9 Exhibit 2, #10 Exhibit 3, #11 Exhibit 4, #12 Exhibit 5, #13 Exhibit 6, #14 Exhibit 7, #15 Exhibit 8, #16 Exhibit 9, #17 Exhibit 10, #18 Exhibit 11, #19 Exhibit 12) (Balin, Robert) (Entered: 10/14/2021)

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  • Docket(#6) NOTICE of Appearance by Adam Ivan Rich on behalf of DISH Network L.L.C. (aty to be noticed) (Rich, Adam) (Entered: 10/14/2021)

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  • Docket(#5) NOTICE by DISH Network L.L.C. AO 121 - Report on the Filing or Determination of an Action or Appeal regarding a Copyright (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A) (Balin, Robert) (Entered: 10/14/2021)

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  • Docket(#4) This attorney case opening filing has been checked for quality control. See the attachment for corrections that were made, if any. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 10/14/2021)

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  • Docket(#3) In accordance with Rule 73 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rule 73.1, the parties are notified that if all parties consent a United States magistrate judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action including a (jury or nonjury) trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. Attached to the Notice is a blank copy of the consent form that should be filled out, signed and filed electronically only if all parties wish to consent. The form may also be accessed at the following link: # You may withhold your consent without adverse substantive consequences. Do NOT return or file the consent unless all parties have signed the consent. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 10/14/2021)

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  • DocketCase Assigned to Judge Ann M Donnelly and Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned Judges, located on our #website. Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 10/14/2021)

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  • Docket(#2) Corporate Disclosure Statement by DISH Network L.L.C. identifying Other Affiliate DISH DBS Corporation, Other Affiliate DISH Network Corporation, Other Affiliate DISH Orbital Corporation for DISH Network L.L.C.. (Balin, Robert) (Entered: 10/14/2021)

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  • 10/14/2021
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  • Docket(#1) COMPLAINT against 786 Enterprises, Inc., 786 Wireless World, Inc., Rana M. Afzal, Does 1-10 filing fee $ 402, receipt number ANYEDC-14932319 Was the Disclosure Statement on Civil Cover Sheet completed -YES,, filed by DISH Network L.L.C.. (Attachments: #1 Exhibit 1, #2 Exhibit 2, #3 Civil Cover Sheet) (Balin, Robert) (Entered: 10/14/2021)

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