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UFC sues stream site for ~6 million dollars

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by safaristyle, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. safaristyle

    safaristyle Regular Member

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    Las Vegas-based Zuffa LLC, owner of the UFC, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on Thursday against Moazzam Gandu. Zuffa says Gandu lives in Stafford, Va., and runs the Web site
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    Zuffa complained that rage-streams is offering unauthorized "live streaming" video of UFC 110 for $6.99, even though the lowest authorized price for the broadcast of the event is $44.95.

    Rage-streams also offers for sale unauthorized video of at least 40 past UFC events, Zuffa charges. Rage-Streams is profiting from these current and past broadcasts by selling advertising with them, attorneys for Zuffa said.
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    Is it real name or fake name ? Gandu means Jackass in hindi :p if i am not wrong
     
  2. Piree

    Piree Junior Member

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    He should've stopped before he got sued...
     
  3. CyHead

    CyHead Regular Member

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    there a lot of sites like this even those tv show streaming sites. Services like graboid which sell access to tv shows and such. looks dangerous to be running one of those sites.
     
  4. worldismine

    worldismine Regular Member

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    Ouch !! 6 mil? :(
     
  5. nodoubtgq79

    nodoubtgq79 Junior Member

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    i'm surprised the free movie sites are still up

    they're always changing domains
     
  6. lakers302

    lakers302 Newbie

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    yea if u want to do something like this you should be out of the US
     
  7. blowme007

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    even so, shouldnt he have gotten a c&d first? From my understanding, that is required before a lawsuit, especially of this size? If he got a c&d and ignored it, good for him to get his ass sued for that much
     
  8. Perfect.Cell

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    I wouldn't say they were stupid, just greedy. I run several sites that do that very thing and I've made plenty of money along with hundreds of other sites that do the same thing. It just happened that rage got caught due to the large volume of viewers they have. I never keep the same domain for long of course for this very reason.
     
  9. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Threads like this make me glad I got out of live streaming :D
     
  10. Fireboltgirl

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    No sympathy here. Knew what he was getting into. Be funny if the name is fake.
     
  11. heater

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    LoL, dude must have been really stupid to not see it coming...
     
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    ufc are going make an example here
     
  13. RichUser

    RichUser Regular Member

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    Nope. It's not a requirement.
     
  14. HoNeYBiRD

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    so, it's his real name and they sued the good person or they sued a fake person in Stafford, Va.? and they will be surprised why this fake 'jackass' won't show up in the court lol
     
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    i would love to see Dana "Fuckin" White's face when that happens:D
     
  16. tonlilaz

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    they should settle and make a deal...

    but my guess is that the UFC tried to make a deal....or either that sent c&D after c&D....but were ignored....
     
  17. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Yeah, in my experience you would be more than likely to get a C&D before they take you to court. Entirely impractical to go through all the legal actions when a simple C&D could do