Zuffa takes down illegal site, going after users for the first time

source: bjpenn.com

As part of the on-going initiative against online piracy, Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization, was successful in taking down and seizing the records of www.greenfeedz.com, a website which illegally streamed a dozen UFC Pay-Per-View events.

The records detail the email addresses, user names, number of events users illegally streamed and the IP addresses of all users who registered to watch pirated UFC events. The website had illegally streamed all UFC PPVs from UFC 130 to UFC 142, and the user records date back to May 28, 2011.

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Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer is reporting that Zuffa intends to go after individuals who viewed the illegal stream, and not just the individual who owned the site.

Zuffa LLC is going after the consumers as well as the distributors. Despite warnings on the shows, nobody has ever gone after individual consumers.

As part of legal action against the web site GreenFeedz, which streamed UFC 130 to UFC 142 illegally and was threatened with legal action, Zuffa was able to obtain e-mail addresses, usernames and each individual event streamed, as well as IP addresses of everyone who watched an event through that web site.

They will be legally going after the individual consumers for copyright violations.

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UGCTT_mrzipplokk site profile image  

3/15/12 4:26 PM by UGCTT_mrzipplokk

 I see what you did there. lol

Garv site profile image  

3/15/12 4:07 PM by Garv

 It aready DID happen.  I was arrested for my toilet cam recording of the Octagon girls "streaming" just the other day.  I settled out of court. 

thatdude21601 site profile image  

3/15/12 3:40 PM by thatdude21601

Hope they don't lose too much money on a wild goose chase. I think putting up more streams up on youtube, yahoo, xbox, ufc.tv, foreign tv, etc. will do more good for having people watch their stuff through legit means than sueing the shit out of people. Gonna spend tens of thousands of dollars to sue some bum who would at the most would end up paying $3 a month for the rest of his life.The common theme that streamers aren't customers, and never will be is probably right. If you can sell that person one show, video game, or shirt you're winning.

KevinMcAllister site profile image  

3/15/12 3:22 PM by KevinMcAllister

LOL this is well done 

mje364 site profile image  

3/15/12 3:18 PM by mje364

Excessive speed can cause injuries or death. This is simple streaming. From people "stealing" their product. If they want to spend money attacking a lost cause fine by me. It just makes it look like they dont care about their fans.

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3/15/12 3:11 PM by Northside Strangler

Zippy bashing members, surprise surprise.

UGCTT_mrzipplokk site profile image  

3/15/12 2:51 PM by UGCTT_mrzipplokk

 You kidding ? That's his M.O.

UGCTT_mrzipplokk site profile image  

3/15/12 2:36 PM by UGCTT_mrzipplokk

 Some of you seem to be lost when it comes to 'logic'. Lets compare it to speeding cars. Should the police not try to enforce the law, because they can't stop all speeders ? Because 'somebody is always going to speed' ! lol

frederic site profile image  

3/15/12 1:58 PM by frederic

Perhaps with the laws as they are now. The media business with their big bucks are buying the politicians and law makers, so over time it may just become standard.

Stea1th site profile image  

3/15/12 1:57 PM by Stea1th

 Why would a company pay to have computers scrubbed for data? you know how expensive that is? it wouln't be cost effect and wouldn't do anything other then stopping that 1 person and his friends from streaming.