CI Plus LLP, the trust authority for the CI Plus security system, has won a major legal victory against a company that sold devices that bypassed CI Plus compliance and robustness rules.
The LLP has obtained an order against Impex-Sat at the High Court in London. The ruling requires the firm to end the production and distribution of its devices that circumvent the CI Plus rules. It must also permanently delete any software from those devices enabling non-compliant use of CI Plus.
The company must also pay damages of €2 million plus CI Plus LLP’s legal costs.
In a statement the CI Plus LLP chairman said: “CI Plus LLP is the trust authority for the world’s most widely deployed pay TV security system, and the industry relies on the LLP to defend CI Plus against threats to its integrity.
“This important milestone demonstrates that CI Plus LLP will vigorously enforce its rules, for the benefit of its licensees, the TV operators that rely on CI Plus for the running of their business, and users who receive pay TV services using a CI Plus device.”