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UFC Brings Justin.tv to Court over Piracy

Written on January 25, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Avid Justin.tv viewers, prep yourselves up because UFC just pulled the trigger. The Ultimate Fighting Championships filed a lawsuit against Justin.tv for piracy.

Last Friday, Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) announced that they are suing live streaming video provider – Justin.tv – for copyright infringement. At the very core of the lawsuit are millions of dollars of potential revenues that UFC claims it has lost due to piracy.

For instance, more than 50,000 viewers tuned in to illegal streams of UFC 121′ pay-per-view event. If the MMA promotion sells its PPV events for about $50 each, then they lost about $2.5 million dollars for that event alone.

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