I’m actually a bit shocked at my own ignorance… I genuinely didn’t expect there to be such support for this ruling on this forum… My surprise based on the fact that anyone who spends time on this forum would be a fan of the sport and would appreciate what the UFC has done for the sport… but apparently not.
I regularly fork over $55 ($45 when the misses relegates me to the basement) to watch from the comfort of my home – last year I paid for at least six events (might have been as many as ten?) and I don’t enjoy opening my Direct TV statement. So I can see why people prefer not to pay and watch for free… But people, let’s be honest here – regardless of the Court’s judgment – watching a pirated live feed is for all intense and purposes stealing – oh you can justify it to yourself and your friends however you like – but its still stealing.
Example – I like to eat apples but refuse to pay for them when they cost $1.00 each. So when apples are $1.00 each, the store won’t be selling any to me. So it’s ok to just to take them right? Err No – that’s called stealing. In the same way that the people on this forum claiming that they if they have to pay $50 to watch a ppv event they won’t buy it – so when they watch a pirate feed the UFC isn’t losing anything – yeah, that argument is silly and frankly not worthy of my seven-year old…
I’m betting that most of the pro pirating comments come from people living at home, who’s parents aren’t fans of MMA and who don’t allow their kids to watch the ppv fights – those same people are under 21 so can’t get into a sports bar either – well yay! This judgment is for you!
But it’s still stealing!
Be careful though, because like other “gateway” recreations internet piracy is just the satrt. First it's ripping off the UFC. Before you know it you’re staring in your very own version of grand theft auto – (internet piracy = gateway crime) then you get caught, put away for a few years. While playing hide the sausage in D block, you pick up some prison ink, train a bit and all of a sudden you’re on the Belator undercard bitching that you can’t make a living from fighting because too many people watch on the internet for free…
I don’t care how many apples you steal – stop pissing on yourself and telling everyone it’s raining outside.
Last edited by Aiken; 03-22-2012 at 02:49 PM.