Bar fined for DirecTV theft

Signal swipe costs Outfield Inn $124,000

NEW YORK — A Federal court in New York has slapped a Long Island sports bar with a $124,000 fine for stealing the broadcast signals of DirecTV.

That’s the word from DirecTV, which says it filed a lawsuit against the Outfield Inn at Middle Village, N.Y., complaining that the bar was paying a residential-subscription fee for DirecTV’s programming service but showing it commercially for the bar’s customers, without permission of DirecTV.

A statement by DirecTV says the company repeatedly asked the bar to stop its theft of the signal, requests that were ignored. The judgment, handed down by the U.S. District Court for the N.Y. Eastern District, includes $110,000 in damages and $14,000 in attorneys’ fees.

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