Ustream Gives IP Addresses To UFC

Ustream has provided the Ultimate Fighting Championship with the IP addresses of users that is broadcasting the pay-per-view events on their streaming video website. Zuffa LLC, the UFC parent company sent a subpoena to Ustream and

“Ustream was subpoenaed by UFC via Zuffa earlier this year to provide identifiable information on certain broadcasters, which Ustream fully complied with in a timely manner. Ustream continues to work cohesively with our premium content partners to prevent piracy, including UFC to legally stream officially-sanctioned UFC events,” said Usteam in a message to NewTeeVee.

The event was watched by 78,000 non-paying users said Zuffa. That same user broadcasted another UFC event a few months earlier that was watched by 36,000 people. Zuffa plans to go after users that stream their matches with lawsuits.


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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