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BREAKING NEWS - Many Sports Streaming Websites SHUT DOWN by U.S. Government - Uh oh, WWE/UFC Fans!
By Mr. Tito
Feb 2, 2012 - 8:23:30 PM

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BREAKING NEWS.... For proof that you do not need an additional thousand pages worth of legislation and all of the new bureaucracy created for the "Protect IP Act" (PIPA) and the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA), get a load of this news, WWE/UFC fans... OUCH:

Reuters - Jonathan Stempel reporting, 2/2/2012

According to the government, the 16 websites provided links to give viewers easy access to other sites that hosted pirated telecasts from the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ("WWE") and TNA Impact Wrestling. The latter is also broadcast on Viacom Inc's Spike TV.

Prosecutors said such piracy costs leagues and broadcasters millions of dollars a year, and some of this cost is passed on to ticket buyers and sports network subscribers.

"These websites and their operators deprive sports leagues and networks of legitimate revenue" in what amounts to "virtual thievery," said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan, who announced the website seizures.

The websites are,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

BANG! Goes to show you that we do NOT need new legislation for many things here in the United States. There are pages upon pages of laws that already exist on the books but it's just a matter of actually enforcing them. Especially when the United States government founded the domain name system and still has a strong relationship with organizations controlling domain names and IP addresses.

Thus, the WWE and UFC's support of PIPA/SOPA was not necessary. The U.S. Government nailed these sites, along with MegaUpload, and has slapped around other types of websites in the past. All with existing jurisdiction...

Funny how it took the power of the National Football League to supersede the influence of Hollywood, big Entertainment corporations, and many other entities pushing HARD for PIPA/SOPA. The NFL is looking to get HUGE ratings for New England Patriots vs. New York Giants and will push its influence to get those numbers.

WWE, take note... NFL continues to show everybody how it's done!

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