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Old 09-19-2011, 11:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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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.
I heard the NFL had a big hand in that. The FBI might do it for the NFL, but not the UFC. Sorry, Dana.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:48 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Have a seat right over there.
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"Listen here mother****er, we bought this company ten ****in' years ago, we made this ****in' business and you're gonna come in here and steal our ****in' production?! THAT'S ******* ILLEGAL!!! We busted our asses, we got this mother****er legalized in every state but New York and that's because we don't ******* answer to any ****in' Unionized bullshit. We put on the best fights in the world, if you wanna steal someone's bullshit, try those crazy ****in' Russians, you gotta pay 55 bucks for the best pound 4 pound fighter in the world baby!!! Have a ****in' seat jerk off."
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:03 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Can't stop the internet baby.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:21 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Since the events start at 3am for me I rarely watch them live, but when i do i buy them for the superior quality.

But most of the time, I'll just find a HD rip the second i wake up on sunday morning, then it takes me 30-40 minutes to download the entire thing. All i need to do is avoid spoilerish forums like this one until then

Honestly though, i think piracy has helped the UFC far more than it has hurt them. I got into the UFC through a torrent
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:24 AM   #25 (permalink)
 
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I would say the UFC is paying the FBI to help them crack down on it. I imagine they are well short of funding these days!
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:55 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Man the FBI should really be focusing on crimes that matter. Piracy has been around forever, and honestly its just as easy to access shit as it always been.

Btw what are you gonna do arrest 1000s and 1000s of people and not expect backlash from it? I can understand going after the guy who does the stream, but anyone viewing it will never happen.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:12 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Since the events start at 3am for me I rarely watch them live, but when i do i buy them for the superior quality.

But most of the time, I'll just find a HD rip the second i wake up on sunday morning, then it takes me 30-40 minutes to download the entire thing. All i need to do is avoid spoilerish forums like this one until then

Honestly though, i think piracy has helped the UFC far more than it has hurt them. I got into the UFC through a torrent
This all day long, i don't justify stealing their product but there are a LOT of fans who can't buy themselves a PPV for whatever reasons and became a fan through the internet.

Hell, i got into MMA thanks to the internet.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:20 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Yea I agree, can't believe people waste time trying to catch these people. Literally all of the people involved with the UFC are absolutely minted right now, the FBI should be interested in far more important matters.

Watching internet streams keeps the casual user interested in the UFC, when Joe Silva gets of his ass and provides a decent card I'm sure a good portion of those people would buy a PPV if it featured good fights/favourite fighters.

How they can expect people to afford every single UFC PPV is beyond me. Quite frankly I would be bored of the UFC by now if I had to wait months before I could afford to buy another PPV, there is a long enough wait between some events as it is! Dana should be grateful people go out of their way to provide such comodities! (grr angry rant over..)
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:29 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Any minute now...Dana's totem will stop spinning, he will wake up to reality and he will realise: YOU CAN'T STOP THE INTERNET!
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:15 AM   #30 (permalink)
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You would think the FBI had more important things to do..
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