Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Superbowl gets Piracy under control / reaches record audiences

The US Department of Homeland Security, in typically robust fashion, seized 16 websites planning to illegaly stream the Superbowl LIVE online and arrested and charged Yonjo Quiroa (28) with criminal infringment of a copyright.

Sites such as Firstrowsports.com were siezed and it is alleged that the defendant made $13,000 from online merchants. It will be interesting to see which brands were supporting this activity.

The Superbowl also hit a record audience of 111.3 million - could these facts be in any way related ?