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For clarification is he talking about the ones providing the stream or the ones viewing it?
Probably both, people are providing it and people are watching, either way technically those people are stealing and they can be punished for it.
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Probably both, people are providing it and people are watching, either way technically those people are stealing and they can be punished for it.
I don't actually think viewing the stream is illegal but providing it is.

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I don't actually think viewing the stream is illegal but providing it is.
Providing it is for sure.

But what makes it different from any other thing you have to pay for? If you walk into a store and take a candy bar and eat it you stole it, if you go online and watch a UFC PPV you're technically stealing it aren't you?

Could just be me, but I'm not seeing why the people watching shouldn't get busted themselves.
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Providing it is for sure.

But what makes it different from any other thing you have to pay for? If you walk into a store and take a candy bar and eat it you stole it, if you go online and watch a UFC PPV you're technically stealing it aren't you?

Could just be me, but I'm not seeing why the people watching shouldn't get busted themselves.
I'm not arguing morals here, I'm just curious of the specifics of the law. Usually when you read the little FBI warnings at the start of sporting events or other such activities they usually talk about creating unauthorized reproductions. They don't say anything about watching it. Theres really no difference between watching the stream or watching the fights the next day on sites like mmacore.

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Doesn't the FBI have more important things to do than tracking down people watching ******* sports? Theres plenty of real criminals out there to spend time and money on

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Providing it is for sure.

But what makes it different from any other thing you have to pay for? If you walk into a store and take a candy bar and eat it you stole it, if you go online and watch a UFC PPV you're technically stealing it aren't you?

Could just be me, but I'm not seeing why the people watching shouldn't get busted themselves.
I think in this case it's actually like someone else stole the candy and you are eating it.
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I'm not arguing morals here, I'm just curious of the specifics of the law. Usually when you read the little FBI warnings at the start of sporting events or other such activities they usually talk about creating unauthorized reproductions. They don't say anything about watching it. Theres really no difference between watching the stream or watching the fights the next day on sites like mmacore.

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Doesn't the FBI have more important things to do than tracking down people watching ******* sports? Theres plenty of real criminals out there to spend time and money on
Yeah, they do but at the same time Zuffa's as business and you can't really blame the UFC for wanting to crack down on it, if we were in their shoes we would do the same thing. Especially in this economy, you want every dollar you can get.

Nothing will probably come from this, but if someone actually did get arrested for this, it might hurt streaming. I remember Homeland Security actually shut down Channelsurfing.net so the FBI does take this seriously but I buy all the UFC's anyway.
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Lol, ain't no stopping the internet DW....ya stop one site and another one pops up to take its place.

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this needs to become a reality show if it actually happens, it will be like to catch a predator only with people who steal ufc events
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this needs to become a reality show if it actually happens, it will be like to catch a predator only with people who steal ufc events


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