well the streaming sites are going bye bye!!!

mr. sin

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http://www.firstrowsports.tv/ <<<< bye bye! but!!!
Code:
http://www.firstrowsports.eu/
still works!

U.S. government law enforcement agencies shut down sixteen websites that streamed live sports illegally including five that carried WWE broadcasts. The government also seized the domains which are sportswwe.net, sportswwe.tv, sportswwe.com, youwwe.com and youwwe.net. In a story published by Reuters, the man who ran the websites is 28 year old Yonjo Quiroa and he ran them from his home in Comstock Park, Michigan. He is facing one count of criminal infringement of a copyright. The bust came after a U.S. Department of Homeland Security enforcement agent posing as a WWE representative last week offered to buy various domain names associated with the defendant, and received a response offering to “make a deal.”

UPDATE:

Reuters.com is reporting that firstrowsports.com has been seized in a major FBI crack down on illegally streamed sports websites. The Department of Homeland Security enforcement posed as a WWE employee arranging a meeting to purchase the domain names from him where they made the arrest.

The government seized firstrow.tv, firstrowsports.com, firstrowsports.net, firstrowsports.tv, hq-streams.tv, robplay.tv, soccertvlive.net, sports95.com, sports95.net, sports95.org, sportswwe.net, sportswwe.tv, sportswwe.com, xonesports.tv, youwwe.com, and youwwe.net, which were operated out of Quiroa’s Comstock Park, Michigan home since February 2010. He received at least $13,000 in advertising from the operation.
 

mills

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You have to have the feeling that there's a huge crackdown happening that's going to change things in a big way.

But actually I don't mind it. Shut down the biggest torrent and streaming sites, it just means fewer people will have access to pirated content. It's the people in the know who will continue to have it - smaller networks similar to dc hubs and irc channels, and just smaller sites for streaming. Things that stay under the radar. The people who won't be able to pirate anymore are the dummies - 10 and 60 year olds who've been going "duh what do you do? You just click on this and that and I can watch my america's got talent? Yay that was easy!"

Content providers get their money, geeks get their content, dummies go back to watching MTV or soap operas, everyone wins.
 

TallBaby

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Didn't they bust adthe.net and a couple others last year right around this time also (right before the Super Bowl)?
 

Konstantin K

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which were operated out of Quiroa’s Comstock Park, Michigan home since February 2010.
Hmm, I always assumed it was being run by someone overseas.

This sucks but it was only a matter of time. There's always another one (hopefully).
 

Rash Rendering

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Tax dollars at work... going after the hardened criminals who pose a threat to society.
 

CousinDave

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Tax dollars at work... going after the hardened criminals who pose a threat to society.

Well considering IP is one of the country's biggest industries and exports, it is a threat to society.

I think this is more of a civil matter but Hollywood gives a lot of money to their House N and they're going expect some results or else Barry may get sent into the field and you know that boy dosen't know how to use a hoe.
 

weeniewawa

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I really don't know what the problem is, most sports are free over the air and if you can pick the signal up it is there

watching online just gives them more of an audience and maybe some more sales of jerseys or shoes.

you even have to watch the same commercials so they are not losing that either

you would think these days with the people not watching as much TV and sports in general they would want all the viewers they can get
 
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There is going to be a lot of backtracery on the intertubes.


I may have only watched lesnars last fight on that site. The ads annoyed me so much I was about to just pay for it.
 

CousinDave

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I really don't know what the problem is, most sports are free over the air and if you can pick the signal up it is there

watching online just gives them more of an audience and maybe some more sales of jerseys or shoes.

you even have to watch the same commercials so they are not losing that either

you would think these days with the people not watching as much TV and sports in general they would want all the viewers they can get

Yea I think the content providers need to offer their programming on as many services as possible, NetFlix, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, PlayStation, Roku, Boxee, etc...

The overwhelming majority of people will pay reasonable amounts for quality programming - let's face it most people aren't tech savvy to use a lot of these streaming, pirate bay, type sites
 

Stig

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I wonder when they're coming after usenet.
 

DJ Evel Ed

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If they showed rugby on TV I wouldn't need to go overseas for it. Firstrow was pretty good. I was going to donate to sportstream to see all the 6 nations and SuperRugby games but now Im nervous about losing it. I hope Im still in the know after this shitstorm. I live for SANZAR & European rugby dammit!
 

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Yea I think the content providers need to offer their programming on as many services as possible, NetFlix, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, PlayStation, Roku, Boxee, etc...

The overwhelming majority of people will pay reasonable amounts for quality programming - let's face it most people aren't tech savvy to use a lot of these streaming, pirate bay, type sites[/QUOTE
 

ginaf20697

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Yea I think the content providers need to offer their programming on as many services as possible, NetFlix, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, PlayStation, Roku, Boxee, etc...

The overwhelming majority of people will pay reasonable amounts for quality programming - let's face it most people aren't tech savvy to use a lot of these streaming, pirate bay, type sites
Exactly. I live in NH and would gladly pay for MSG if I could get it. Unfortunately with cable companies holding a death grip on territories and rights I'll never get a chance.
 

ginaf20697

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Thankfully these sites are like cockroaches. For every one you kill, there are bunches more in the walls waiting to come out.
 

Begbie

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FirstRow users aren't going to say..."Aww damn...it's all gone, bah, oh well, fun while it lasted." They're going to find out what becomes of FirstRow (in this case, they can still be found thru their .eu address) or just find another site that will always pop up at some point. It's pointless.
 
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I really don't know what the problem is, most sports are free over the air and if you can pick the signal up it is there

watching online just gives them more of an audience and maybe some more sales of jerseys or shoes.

you even have to watch the same commercials so they are not losing that either

you would think these days with the people not watching as much TV and sports in general they would want all the viewers they can get
I was watching hockey games on firstrow and would occasionally get the GameCenter Feed. I do agree that it is absurd they would crack down on the stuff that is free over the air normally. It's not my fault that I like a team from California and they almost are never on where I can see them and $160 is absurd in my opinion.
 

DJ Evel Ed

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I just found a new sports website for streaming a bunch of sports. I'll be quietly updating the rugby thread with it. Quiet like this: http://www.vipbox.tv/sports/rugby.html
 

DrewDown

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I've been using ch131 for the few shows I want to catch. It doesn't carry Spartacus, though. I usually find links there to Putlocker streams, which work pretty good. Wish I could just search Putlocker. If anybody's got a better streaming sight for shows, I'd love to know about it.
 
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I've been using the feed from Jackie Chan. I like it. Has a lot fewer ads than the other ones I've tried.
 

mills

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For some reason ads don't bother me when it comes to streams. It just feels like I'm getting something really valuable and I can deal with clicking a few tricky X's. I think it feels different from torrents because it's a pain for the streamers to be there at the exact time (as opposed to tivoing something and ripping and uploading it whenever you get around to it.) I really appreciate what they do especially the consistent ones.

Ads on youtube though, can't stand em.
 
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It only bugs me because they have multiple xs to click and when I watch it on my PS3, it opens up a new window and I still have to close the ad.
 

Creasy Bear

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Whew! Sports. Holy crap. I nearly had a stroke.

There needs to be a disclaimer in the thread title... NOT THE STREAMING PORN SITES.

Damn. I was all set to grab a pitchfork and a torch and march on the White House.