A California District judge has ordered NDS to pay EchoStar $8.3 million in court costs following last May’s ruling against the security company.
In a court statement released on Monday, NDS was also awarded costs, but will have to pay the EchoStar fees because its own expenses were less than those of the satellite operator.
An EchoStar statement suggested the company is now more than prepared to put the incident behind it. “We are pleased that both NDS and Dish Network can put this issue behind us and hope that we can collectively with other industry players work to ensure signal security in the future.”
NDS said it was disappointed by the decision on the legal fees and described the ruling as inappropriate. In a statement the company said it was reviewing its options. “NDS has always been committed to fighting piracy, and our systems remain 100% secure. We remain committed to building on that trust by continuing to make the significant investments in R&D to help ensure that NDS protection technologies remain the best in the TV industry.”
NDS stood accused of maliciously hiring a team of hackers in order to crack the Nagra technology used by Dish.