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Las Vegas, NV (USA) – 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.”

Under §512(h) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a copyright owner can obtain a subpoena from a federal court ordering a service provider to disclose the identity of a subscriber who is allegedly engaging in infringing activities. The subpoenas served by Zuffa require Justin.tv and Ustream.tv to disclose information in their possession that Zuffa can use to identify those who have been pirating and rebroadcasting recent UFC events online. With this information in hand, Zuffa will prosecute civil actions against the individuals who have infringed Zuffa’s copyrights.

Zuffa is the largest provider of Pay-Per-View content in the world, and delivers exciting matches to fans in over 430 million households across 147 countries and territories. Zuffa encourages the development of new technology to deliver UFC content to licensed online platforms, mobile devices, and gaming systems. However, Zuffa does not condone the use of streaming video or other new technologies to violate intellectual property laws, and it will vigorously protect its copyrighted content against piracy in any medium.

Those who upload live UFC events as free streaming video harm UFC athletes, arena owners, and hard-working Zuffa employees who have transformed the once-obscure sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) into a successful professional sports organization. The UFC brand has created American jobs in the entertainment, fitness, and clothing industries. Zuffa will continue to fight on the cutting edge of copyright law to defend the intellectual property rights that support American economic growth.
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Music vs Pirates

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Who do you think has won all those battles?
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Who do you think has won all those battles?
But they didn't have ninjas!



GAME OVER!!!
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But they didn't have ninjas!



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If the UFC marketted their products at a reasonable price, people would actually pay.

they are idiots, because rather then just going after these people who stream videos...they spend most of their time trying to take one min clips from youtube offline...in reality, far from helping the UFC...that only makes them look unreasonable...what Dana White has NOT cottoned onto yet is something called Free Promotion. He oughta understand that he can gain viewers from investing in the online world...not through stupid suits...but...free, through those people who actually love the sport.

He has a valuable resources and he's not tapping into it...instead...he's actually treating the fans the same as he does some of his employees...which is shockingly wrong...because he doesnt have a product without our buy...WE kept his company alive when Zuffa first took over...they make a perilous mistake if they think that can do without us now.

I guarentee it...if Dana White starts persecuting fans...it might be enough to make a lot of people loose complete interest...it would only take a very short boycott for the UFC to wobble. People might be angry enough then to actually band together and teach the company a lesson...if Everyone started to write to those people who have contracts to televise the UFC...and if for one event, say the arena was only half full, and if all the media coverage aggreed to blank a single event (please note, Dana White tried in 2006 to put a media black out for self promotion, simply to GENERATE media attention) then they would be in the shyte very quickly.

Suppose you just did it for a month...with their production, if you timed it right you could score against a UFC numbered event, a Vs or UFN, and a WEC in the same month.

it would take a hell of a lot of effort...but it could be done, with relative, and scary ease.
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If the UFC marketted their products at a reasonable price, people would actually pay.

they are idiots, because rather then just going after these people who stream videos...they spend most of their time trying to take one min clips from youtube offline...in reality, far from helping the UFC...that only makes them look unreasonable...what Dana White has NOT cottoned onto yet is something called Free Promotion. He oughta understand that he can gain viewers from investing in the online world...not through stupid suits...but...free, through those people who actually love the sport.

He has a valuable resources and he's not tapping into it...instead...he's actually treating the fans the same as he does some of his employees...which is shockingly wrong...because he doesnt have a product without our buy...WE kept his company alive when Zuffa first took over...they make a perilous mistake if they think that can do without us now.

I guarentee it...if Dana White starts persecuting fans...it might be enough to make a lot of people loose complete interest...it would only take a very short boycott for the UFC to wobble. People might be angry enough then to actually band together and teach the company a lesson...if Everyone started to write to those people who have contracts to televise the UFC...and if for one event, say the arena was only half full, and if all the media coverage aggreed to blank a single event (please note, Dana White tried in 2006 to put a media black out for self promotion, simply to GENERATE media attention) then they would be in the shyte very quickly.

Suppose you just did it for a month...with their production, if you timed it right you could score against a UFC numbered event, a Vs or UFN, and a WEC in the same month.

it would take a hell of a lot of effort...but it could be done, with relative, and scary ease.


Hello, you must be new here. I'm J.B.

No brother, all kidding aside...I understand WHAT you are getting at, but the idea that it's actually gonna happen is far-fetched. It's kinda what we were arguing about last week. People SAY they won't buy it, but they ultimately do, because we are fight fans and we are limited in our scope of mainstream attention.

For example. I am REALLY upset that Mayweather and Pacquiao won't be fighting this year. Both sides have strung the fans on for a long time and it's getting to the point where the ENTIRE sport of Boxing has to bear the brunt of the embarrassment. However, when that fight happens, I will be there, either in person or spending my hard earned money on the PPV, because I still want to see it.

Most people are not gonna be miffed about UFC going after pirates, because most people think pirates have wooden legs, eye-patches, and talking parrots on their shoulder. They don't even know, and they don't care. However, I do agree it's silly for the UFC to attack it's own fans, especially when their business practices leave a lot of things in the gray area and they simply refuse to answer for them.
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Hello, you must be new here. I'm J.B.

No brother, all kidding aside...I understand WHAT you are getting at, but the idea that it's actually gonna happen is far-fetched. It's kinda what we were arguing about last week. People SAY they won't buy it, but they ultimately do, because we are fight fans and we are limited in our scope of mainstream attention.

For example. I am REALLY upset that Mayweather and Pacquiao won't be fighting this year. Both sides have strung the fans on for a long time and it's getting to the point where the ENTIRE sport of Boxing has to bear the brunt of the embarrassment. However, when that fight happens, I will be there, either in person or spending my hard earned money on the PPV, because I still want to see it.

Most people are not gonna be miffed about UFC going after pirates, because most people think pirates have wooden legs, eye-patches, and talking parrots on their shoulder. They don't even know, and they don't care. However, I do agree it's silly for the UFC to attack it's own fans, especially when their business practices leave a lot of things in the gray area and they simply refuse to answer for them.
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Hello, you must be new here. I'm J.B.

No brother, all kidding aside...I understand WHAT you are getting at, but the idea that it's actually gonna happen is far-fetched. It's kinda what we were arguing about last week. People SAY they won't buy it, but they ultimately do, because we are fight fans and we are limited in our scope of mainstream attention.

For example. I am REALLY upset that Mayweather and Pacquiao won't be fighting this year. Both sides have strung the fans on for a long time and it's getting to the point where the ENTIRE sport of Boxing has to bear the brunt of the embarrassment. However, when that fight happens, I will be there, either in person or spending my hard earned money on the PPV, because I still want to see it.

Most people are not gonna be miffed about UFC going after pirates, because most people think pirates have wooden legs, eye-patches, and talking parrots on their shoulder. They don't even know, and they don't care. However, I do agree it's silly for the UFC to attack it's own fans, especially when their business practices leave a lot of things in the gray area and they simply refuse to answer for them.
I wouldnt be too sure...In England, you now have to watch online if you want to see anything. If they persecute the people who put it online...how do they expect us to actually view the product

on some obscure sky channel that noone has ..From a British...and indeed European or Asian perspective...I think you might find a lot of casual fans WILL simply not bother...The Americans might still buy their PPVs though...dont be so sure...Revolutions do happen JB...there is only a finite amount of abuse someone can suffer before they snapped...Americans of all peoples should understand this...push a people to far and they snap...well same goes here.

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I think Dana is going to find that a subpeona and some ip addresses aren't going to net him much lol. Funny stuff really. He's going to be chasing some 167 year old Great great great great grandmother who died 42 years ago. rofl
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