Zuffa Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Justin.tv


Zuffa is taking off the gloves when it comes to piracy.

Owner of The Ultimate Fighting Championship, Zuffa announced Friday via press release that the company has filed a lawsuit against website Justin.tv for copyright and trademark infringement.

The company, owned mostly by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, filed its suit in United States District Court for the District of Nevada based on the website’s “repeated and ongoing failure to meaningfully address the rampant and illegal uploading of video of live pay-per-view UFC events by members and users of the Justin.tv website.”

Justin.tv is a website through which Internet users may broadcast live, streaming video to an unlimited audience. The broadcast of copyrighted materials -- as well as pornography, slanderous material and the like -- is prohibited by the website as listed in its terms of service, which states that the site “does not permit copyright infringing activities on the Justin.tv Service, and will terminate access to the Justin.tv Service, and remove all Lifecaster Content or other content submitted by any Users who are found to be repeat infringers.”

According to Friday's press release, however, Zuffa believes not only that Justin.tv has ignored the illegal uploads, but has actually encouraged the behavior of the site's users.

“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 said in the 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.”

Zuffa also alleges in the release that more than 50,000 Justin.tv users viewed October's UFC 121 pay-per-view event illegally on the site. The release also states that Zuffa hired third-party contractors to remove more than 200 infringing live streams.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 9 days ago
  • 0 views

Self-described retired UFC light heavyweight and PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva has sued the Nevada State Athletic Commission, claiming that they overstepped their boundaries by handing him a lifetime read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC is kicking off 2015 in style with the long-delayed and much-anticipated light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier on Saturday night in Las Vegas starting on pay- read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 329 views

UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier takes place tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The festivities begin with two fights on UFC Fight Pass at 7:00 p.m. ET, continue with another fou read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 19 views

The UFC 182 fight time, TV schedule is for the Jones vs. Cormier event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sautrday night. The fight card is broken into three different parts, each read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

What a helluva way to kick off the new year. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) leaves a ho-hum 2014 in the dust with a slam-bang UFC 182 pay-per-view (PPV) event, headlined by Jon Jones vs. Daniel read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC 182 is almost guaranteed to start the new year off with a bang. In addition to a long-awaited main event featuring reigning light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and rival Daniel Cormier, the Las read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Once top contenders Dominick Cruz and Raphael Assuncao announced injuries in the span of an hour in late December, bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw lost two potential title fights in the first half read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

At the UFC 182 weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking part in Saturday night's UFC 182 fights will step on the scale Friday evening, and we'll have the live video here at MMAFighting.com.In the main event read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

As main events in the UFC go, they don't get much better than Jon "Bones" Jones vs. Daniel Cormier. UFC 182 is shaping up to be one of the most memorable events in the promotion's history, and the fe read news >>