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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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Google Receives a Notification from Zuffa

Written on November 19, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Many companies are becoming victims of copyright infringement, and Zuffa LLC is not an exemption. Most violators are coming from the Internet, thus the company is hampering further damage by notifying Google.

It seems like UFC and its mother company, Zuffa LLC, will have endless war against piracy and copyright infringement. Recently, the Zuffa LLC sends a notification to Google, asking the search-engine giant to take immediate action to stop the infringing sites. As stated in the letter, the Google search results shows a list of sites that violates the copyright of Zuffa LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates’ intellectual property. The links identified in the notification are specific examples of Google search results connected to images, artworks, video files and websites that breaches the company’s intellectual property. Thus, Zuffa LLC demands Google to remove and disable the links that show unauthorized copies of works owned by the company.

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