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

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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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