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Zuffa Brings Legal Action Against Pub That Illegally Streamed UFC 104

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Well that didn't take very long. After UFC President Dana White vowed to make life miserable for the chiselers who stream illegal feeds of live UFC programming, the Boston Herald reports that the Zuffa legal team may have bagged their first casualty in the war on pirates. Zuffa is suing "The Draft" and its owner, Derek Brady, for reportedly allowing a patron to connect a laptop illegally streaming UFC 104 to one of the establishment's television sets for all the customers to enjoy.
Bars and restaurants are typicaly required to purchase UFC events through an approved closed-circuit provider (for UFC events that's usually Joe Hand Promotions) and can pay anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars for an event, depending on the circumstances.
They didn't pay on Oct. 24, but they may pay in court -- to the tune of $640,000 plus legal fees if found guilty.

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Post #1   1/6/10 12:49:06PM   

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Ouch!

If you can't pay the fine, then don't do the crime.

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Post #2   1/6/10 3:04:14PM   

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Posted by scoozna

Ouch!

If you can't pay the fine, then don't do the crime.



agreed!


Post #3   1/6/10 7:00:43PM   

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lol. Suing a bar and suing individuals are totally different. I think in the end Zuffa will tire from pursuing this, and a 10 dollar stream won't fix this either. They probably thinks that they can stop the internet, but they can't. Listen to Rogan. Call up Lars from Metallica and Dre. They'll tell you it's not worth it. Again, you CAN'T stop the internet. You can stop Derek Brady and "The Draft", but you can't stop the internet.

Post #4   1/6/10 7:24:54PM