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Old 12-17-2009, 01:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Just so everyone knows; Tecnically, by law, you can download a PPV as many times as you want if you initially pay for the PPV.

That is the whole reason why torrents are legal, you have the right to back up your PERSONAL copies. Torrents are legally there for you to back up the videos and other things you purchase.

Plus, I need to put all MMA and MMA instructional videos I can get from these torrent sites, on my massive ipod for studying on the go.

I pay for maybeeeeeeee 4-5 PPVs a year by myself, and maybe 2-3 others people will split on. I buy clothing, videogames, and usually buy a hardcopy of any quality instructional videos, but I'm not going to deprive myself of MMA because I can't pay for every PPV.

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Old 12-17-2009, 01:55 PM   #22 (permalink)
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for theft to exist, something has to be missing from the plaintiff.

Intellectual Property Laws are a scam, and have been used by government to give favor to well connected organizations/companies.
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This just in. People are streaming events illegaly and the absence of tv are making the UFC poor.

I have "illegaly" streamed some events before and I have to say it sucks compared to the TV or the real deal.

But luckily UFC is shown free here in Sweden.
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I wanted to order Griffin VS Ortiz 2. I called my cable company and they said I wouldn't be able to get it because I didn't provide 24 hours notice. I decided to go on the UFC site and pay $50 to stream the fight live on my computer. The media player on their site didn't work and I had a BUNCH of people over to watch the fight. It was so frustrating, what a let down! I ended up missing most of the card until I found a stream online and caught the main event.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:14 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I wanted to order Griffin VS Ortiz 2. I called my cable company and they said I wouldn't be able to get it because I didn't provide 24 hours notice. I decided to go on the UFC site and pay $50 to stream the fight live on my computer. The media player on their site didn't work and I had a BUNCH of people over to watch the fight. It was so frustrating, what a let down! I ended up missing most of the card until I found a stream online and caught the main event.
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Did you actually pay the 50 bucks before you found out that the media player was not working? That would suck if so.
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The thing is, is that the same situation occured with napster back in the day when people were downloading copyrighted music illegally through this peer-to-peer program. They eventually closed down Napster, only to have another website replace it. There's the idea that if the information can be put on the internet, then it should be free. That's the notion that most people feel. Personally, if the UFC someone got rid of all available streaming, i think they would lose a great amount of exposure and fan base. Their fan base, whether they like it or not, started by people watching UFC fights, ON THE INTERNET. That's how I became a fan, IT wasn't me buying a PPV show, it was me watching it online. IF all the streams and illegal sites that make the UFC fights available online for free was taken down they would lose a significant amount of fans--including me. I love to watch MMA, but it's a hobby. A hobby that could be replaced with another. Whether the UFC likes it or not, these internet sites that put up illegal UFC shows has helped them grow at the rapid pace that it has. If you close it down, then you lose your biggest power for growth.
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There is no event on earth I would pay 50 Dollars for. I dont even know ow ppv works and whether I can order it or not. PPV is unknown in Germany. I watch it the next day.
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Exactly. Not everyone can afford the ppv events. Especially in this economy. 55 extra bucks a month is a lot right now.

Like they don't make enough money anyway. I understand that people are stealing from him but it isn't only the UFC. People download free music, movies, other sporting events everyday. People can even download entire operating systems such as Vista and Windows 7 and they can get expensive programs like microsoft office or photoshop for free.

I think that the world is well aware of this problem and him complaining is not going to fix it at all. He already has people out there shutting down streams. What more can you do?
Do you steal your groceries and your clothes too? why not? am sure they are making millions too. just because they are worth millions doesnt make it ok to steal there product. If you cant afford clothes do you steal them? i dont think you do, so what gives you the right to steal from the UFC and Just because its easier to steal too doesn't make it any less of a crime too.

Sorry guys, but i dont like how you's think its ok steal stuff from people, you's are almost making sound like its cool. Its not cool i want the UFC and MMA to be the biggest and the best it can be and am sure you's do, but how can it get there if every just steals there shit. hate to be the Buzz Killington here, buts the truth, its not ok or cool to steal this stuff.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:08 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Do you steal your groceries and your clothes too? why not? am sure they are making millions too. just because they are worth millions doesnt make it ok to steal there product. If you cant afford clothes do you steal them? i dont think you do, so what gives you the right to steal from the UFC and Just because its easier to steal too doesn't make it any less of a crime too.

Sorry guys, but i dont like how you's think its ok steal stuff from people, you's are almost making sound like its cool. Its not cool i want the UFC and MMA to be the biggest and the best it can be and am sure you's do, but how can it get there if every just steals there shit. hate to be the Buzz Killington here, buts the truth, its not ok or cool to steal this stuff.
Right, as if you're any better for watching DREAM, WEC, etc illegally. You can buy the DREAM DVD when it comes out and you can always go the WEC event or watch their DVD. I'm sure you probably put yourself on a higher pedestal than everyone else, and I'm probably sure you NEVER watched an illegal clip on Youtube, or any other video sharing site--because, well, you're above that sort of thing right? If you're going to bash on other people for watching illegal UFC clips, bash on yourself for doing the same thing.
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Do you steal your groceries and your clothes too? why not? am sure they are making millions too. just because they are worth millions doesnt make it ok to steal there product. If you cant afford clothes do you steal them? i dont think you do, so what gives you the right to steal from the UFC and Just because its easier to steal too doesn't make it any less of a crime too.

Sorry guys, but i dont like how you's think its ok steal stuff from people, you's are almost making sound like its cool. Its not cool i want the UFC and MMA to be the biggest and the best it can be and am sure you's do, but how can it get there if every just steals there shit. hate to be the Buzz Killington here, buts the truth, its not ok or cool to steal this stuff.
o.o I actually meant to erase the part about "Like they don't make enough money" It sounded bad once I typed it.

Anyway, my main point was that I am sure that people are aware because the UFC is one of numerous things that can be downloaded for free. It is tiny compared to the money lose because of free music downloaded everyday.

This is a part of life now. Everything gets ripped off. If you find a program you want or a ppv you want, or movie, or song, odds are that you will find it in numerous places on the web for free.

I am not saying that it makes it ok because you are right, I don't steal food or my clothes. I have don't watch live streams much to be honest. The only fights I watch online are ones that happened years in the past.

But just because it isn't ok does not mean that people will stop doing it. Outside of having people looking online and taking down streams, not much can be done. People are going to jail for movies and music, and millions are still lost every month because of piracy.

I agree with you that just because people can't afford it doesn't mean that it is right. But that is a reason why it is done. Not to mention that it gives them exposure to people who aren't going to by it even if they couldn't find a stream. It does let people that normally would buy them get it for free. But what are they gonna do? Really? Besides policing it, there isn't anything else. And the internet is way too big for them to get them all.
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