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POLITICO: Feds seize sports websites before Super Bowl


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The federal government has seized the Web addresses of ten websites that allegedly live stream sporting and pay-per-view events online, shutting them down just days before one of the biggest televised sporting events of the year: the Super Bowl.

The U. S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York, working in conjunction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seized the Web addresses Tuesday. The seizure affidavit was unsealed Wednesday.

The websites, which include channelsurfing.net and Spain-based rojadirecta.org, were said to illegally provide access to content from the major professional sports organizations, namely the National Football League, National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. The sites do not host the pirated sporting content themselves, but instead provide links to other websites where people can access it illegally.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48692.html#ixzz1CpZQMIra

---------- Post added February-2nd-2011 at 11:20 AM ----------

It may be pretty hard to get those Skins games on the internet in the future, although I think it's going to be real tough for the Feds to be able to find all of the new sites that will pop up on an ongoing basis.

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