Sports Streaming Domains SeizedAdded: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
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Apparently, the United States didn’t even notice the European Parliament’s criticism over domain name seizures, as last week the Super Bowl has started, and sixteen popular sport-streaming services have immediately been shut down, including FirstRowTV.
It isn’t a secret that millions of people use streaming services to watch sports streams, including pay-per-view events, such as UFC or boxing. Nevertheless, 28-year-old Yonjo Quiroa from Michigan was arrested and accused of running nine sport-streaming services. The government claimed that he has made a profit of more than $13.000 out of advertising.
The list of the services that were shut down includes sportswwe.com, firstrow.tv, sports95.org, firstrowsports.com, , sports95.net, firstrowsports.net, xonesports.tv, firstrowsports.tv, hq-streams.tv, robplay.tv, soccertvlive.net, sports95.com, sportswwe.net, sportswwe.tv, youwwe.com, and youwwe.net.
As you remember, this wasn’t the first time American government went into action right before the Super Bowl: in 2011, ten similar services had been shut down mere days before the popular sport event was about to start. Nevertheless, for a few founders of such services American authorities seem to be more than overzealous regarding the copyright issues. They also tend to forget a number of “unimportant” details like international legislation and the fact that they have no right to dictate the rules in other countries.
FirstRow’s co-founder pointed out that since we didn’t live in a 3rd-world country, it was up to the court to decide if something was against the law, not to the entertainment industry lobbies. The site claimed they would continue until a court decided that the service was illegal, but thus far the experts have only seen 3 court rulings on that matter that say it wasn’t.
February 7th,2012Posted by:
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
|posted by (2012-02-07 14:04:46)|
|ok the funny thing is that there is no copyright when it is cast on A tv or cable! and as of the teck that we have in this world now! just tell them they are just crying over soiled milk! and thay are the one that soiled it in the first place!|
|posted by (2012-02-07 18:17:58)|
|Firstrow sports is back up and running,just put a eu after it,i watched the bulls play yesterday|
|posted by (2012-02-07 19:15:08)|
|Americans arnt happy unless your paying through the nose for everything.|
Thanx for all the hard work SaM.
|funny how most of those are WWE related. Again, it's like movies and music.... Put out quality and people will pay... put out sh*t in an effort to just TAKE people's money...they\ll try and get it for free. Wrestling sucks and Vince McMahon has monopolized an entire industry. 50$ for a PPV - that's why we stream. They have PPV every month and last year they had 2 decent ppvs. You do the math...|
|posted by (2012-02-07 19:52:11)|
I this is stupid, they cant end live free streaming impossible! besides how else can i watch the rugby
|posted by (2012-02-08 04:28:17)|
|wow! $13,000! he can buy a used car with that!|
|i might be wrong but surely the FBI and other law enforcement around the world should really be fighting real crime and catching real criminals or is that just too much to ask!!!!!!!||
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