UFC serves subpoenas on streaming sites

source: ufc.com

Zuffa, LLC, (“Zuffa”), the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), announced today that it has served subpoenas on two streaming video websites, commanding them to reveal the identities of users who have uploaded video of live Pay-Per-View UFC events.

The websites, Justin.tv and uStream.tv, enable anyone with an Internet connection to broadcast live streaming video to an unlimited audience.  Although originally developed to bring user-generated content to a large live audience, these sites have been exploited by some users to broadcast illegally uploaded content, including UFC events.

For example, on January 2, 2010, over 36,000 people watched a live streaming feed of the UFC 108 Pay-Per-View event that was uploaded from a single IP address.  Less than two months later, on February 21, 2010, that same IP address was used to upload multiple live streaming feeds of the UFC 110 Pay-Per-View event, which was watched by over 78,000 non-paying users.  This piracy represents a significant loss of revenue to UFC and their mobile, online, cable and satellite distribution partners each year.

“I can’t wait to go after the thieves that are stealing our content,” said UFC President Dana White.  “This is a fight we will not lose.”

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Lo No Ho Paura site profile image  

7/26/10 1:04 PM by Lo No Ho Paura

Snakey - There is a reason they're not going after these operations. They don't operate from countries that have idiotic laws protecting big corporations against the man in the street like the US does. They're not breaking any laws so they don't have any stolen goods.

KirbyLovesDildo site profile image  

7/26/10 1:03 PM by KirbyLovesDildo

 Friends run them. OR Google. 

Lo No Ho Paura site profile image  

7/26/10 1:01 PM by Lo No Ho Paura

No it's not. Stop watching the Discovery channel.

Lo No Ho Paura site profile image  

7/26/10 1:00 PM by Lo No Ho Paura

Definitely. Where I live there is no PPV. All sporting events are free on TV. We get K-1, all kinds of soccer events and tournaments including the World cup, boxing including the big PPV's, lots of smaller MMA promotions and we even get the European UFC events all for free on regular TV. The UFC is on in the middle of the night airing less than stellar fight cards and they expect me to pay 50 fucking dollars to watch it? Fucking lunatics. Of course I will stream that shit for free.

Derick site profile image  

7/26/10 12:56 PM by Derick

yo how do people get the good streams nowadays ( not for me of course)

Lo No Ho Paura site profile image  

7/26/10 12:55 PM by Lo No Ho Paura

How about you get a second job so you can pay for all the other non zuffa events you watch for free.

Lo No Ho Paura site profile image  

7/26/10 12:53 PM by Lo No Ho Paura

A real company would take that as a hint. Their product is not worth their asking price.

Lo No Ho Paura site profile image  

7/26/10 12:52 PM by Lo No Ho Paura

They can't do that. People would actually pay for their shit and they wouldn't be able to sue their fans. Dana wouldn't like that. He likes to alienate fans. It's his thang. Like a fetish only slightly more perverted.

Derick site profile image  

7/26/10 12:49 PM by Derick

Obviously you are fucking retarded because people have been watching them for free for a very long time. There was a time when UFC wasn't on cable.Can't stop the internet, and you have alot to learn about life.