Friday, February 04, 2011

Content owners start to fight back vs Piracy

In the USA a number of the usual suspects re; live piracy have been closed down.

See below;

This is a great step forward and shows that Piracy can be managed if the right people and organisations are involved.

NEW YORK — US agents have sidelined 10 websites they said were linking viewers to pirated telecasts of live sporting events including professional basketball, hockey, wrestling, and other sports.

Federal officers armed with court-issued warrants seized the online domains of Atdhe.net, Channelsurfing.net, HQ-streams.com, HQstreams.net, Firstrow.net, Ilemi.com, Iilemi.com, Iilemii.com, Rojadirecta.org, and Rojadirecta.com.

Visitors to any of the websites were being redirected on Thursday to a notice stating that the particular domain had been seized because of criminal copyright violations punishable by prison time and fines.