Zuffa targets illegal streaming sites

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by scurlaruntings, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. sKills

    sKills Member Full Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    :D me 2

    hope someone hacks the ufc website for this
  2. Bad_Intentions

    Bad_Intentions Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 15, 2007
    If they think people will pay around 40-50 dollars for a ****ing PPV they're totally wrong.
  3. Beebs

    Beebs Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 21, 2007
    Except for the million plus that just did.

    How exactly do you think they go about making money?
  4. rekcutnevets

    rekcutnevets Black Sash Full Member

    May 25, 2007
    What are they supposed to do? Letting people give the product you sell away for nothing is not a good business practice. They may not be able to stop it, but they can't afford to let it go either. It wouldn't take long for the fans to find out about the free places to watch the UFC events if no measure was taken to stop it.

    I'm guilty of catching a stream, or so, that I didn't pay for. I'm not claiming moral superiority. The reality is that catching an unauthorized stream is the same as eating a candy bar out of the box someone stole from the convenient store.
  5. chimba

    chimba Off the Somali Coast Full Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    whats wrong with that?
  6. rekcutnevets

    rekcutnevets Black Sash Full Member

    May 25, 2007
    Nothing, if you think it is ok to steal. It's completely wrong if you believe stealing is wrong.

    I'm not the ultimate authority on moral conduct.
  7. Rob_Floyd

    Rob_Floyd Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 2, 2010
    No it isn't. Hosting a stream is more like one person buying a giant box of chocolate bars and sharing them with everyone that wants one. Or something.
  8. Dont fight too hard Zuffa, it might blow back in your face.
  9. scurlaruntings

    scurlaruntings ESB 2002 Club Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    :thumbsup Boom. Thats a battle that the UFC wont win. And all for what a handful of PPV's they couldnt cash in on thats equivalent to a tiny fraction of their revenue when they make billions?
  10. scurlaruntings

    scurlaruntings ESB 2002 Club Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Theres not much point in taking a moral high ground with the Internet when the Internets sole purpose and design is for FILE SHARING. That is the inherent nature of the Internet and simply cannot be changed or stopped.
  11. rekcutnevets

    rekcutnevets Black Sash Full Member

    May 25, 2007
    I stated earlier in the thread that I'm not claiming to be any better than anyone. I am guilty of participating in what the ufc, the movie industry, and record companies have been trying to prevent.

    If you condone stealing, then participating in streams is not going to be wrong for you.

    If you don't condone stealing, then it is not right. You're breaking your own code.

    The only argument you can try to make for sharing, is what a person that has legally obtained property does with it after getting it. These companies own the distribution rights to their material. When you purchase their material, you get the viewing rights. I guess you could try to make the argument that by sharing the files, you are sharing your viewing right with others. I think it's a weak argument personally, but one you could make. You can only make that argument if the stream is coming from someone who has legally obtained it.
  12. Delroc

    Delroc Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    talking about "moral codes" i got one myself. I got no problem "stealing" from some corporation run by a bunch of hot shot suits, but i might have a problem stealing from some hot shot suits personal home/items.
  13. achillesthegreat

    achillesthegreat FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE Full Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    a loyalty system would do them good i.e. buy 3 PPV's save 50% on the next one.
  14. liger05

    liger05 puroresu fan 4 life!! Full Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    Zuffa has every right to go after guys. The problem is its a battle which cant be won. Just ask the music and movie industry.
  15. ufoalf

    ufoalf Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    You can't stop the internet lol.
    I guess live streaming would be a little easier to stop but all of the fights will be uploaded within an hour after the end of the show. THAT will be impossible to stop.