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UFC Owners File Lawsuit Against Justin.tv For Copyright & Trademark Infringement

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After formerly subpoenaing the live-streaming site, officials from the Ultimate Fighting Championship today announced they officially have filed suit against Justin.tv in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Zuffa LLC alleges copyright and trademark infringement due to the site's "rampant and illegal uploading" of live UFC pay-per-view events. An attorney for Zuffa LLC said the organization gave the website a chance to comply. "Zuffa has attempted to work on numerous occasions with Justin.tv over nearly a two-year period to encourage it to prevent or limit its infringing activities," Zuffa's Las Vegas attorney, Donald J. Campbell, stated in a press release. "Regrettably, Justin.tv has not only turned a blind eye to the massive online piracy occurring on its website, we believe it has actually induced its users to commit copyright infringement thus leaving Zuffa no alternative but to take this fight to the courts."

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Post #1   1/21/11 7:44:43PM   

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induced its users to commit copyright infringement? Seems like a stretch. I highly doubt that anything will come of this, but I'm not a lawyer and I don't know all of the ins and outs. Justin.tv just allows people to stream whatever is on their desktop essentially. They seem to shut down the streams pretty quickly when people are streaming UFCs as well, I don't really see what else they can do, seems kind of silly that they would go after justin.tv and not the people actually distributing the PPVs.

Post #2   1/21/11 9:59:26PM   

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Justin.tv for UFC's? That's soooo 2009.

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Posted by Kpro

Justin.tv for UFC's? That's soooo 2009.



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Post #4   1/22/11 12:21:32AM   

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I don't think justintv encouraged the illegal streams. They sure did delete a lot of them mid broadcast.

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LOL.

Just goes to show that they will never be able to stop piracy. If they are just bringing suit against Justin.TV now, they are never going to catch up.

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Post #6   1/22/11 3:26:56AM   

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I think it's a publicity stunt, not to really gain from Justin.tv , but to send a message.

Post #7   1/22/11 8:12:17AM