Sports fans get a virtual pat down(Read article summary)
Homeland Security shut down websites that were allegedly streaming sports events illegally.
John Ulan / AP
The U.S. Attorneyâ€™s Office shut down ten internet sites for allegedly live streaming copyrighted sporting events.
â€śThe illegal streaming of professional sporting events over the Internet deals a financial body blow to the leagues and broadcasters who are forced to pass their losses off to fans by raising prices for tickets and pay-per-view events,â€ť Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said.
Visitors to the site, instead of being able to watch a sporting event (real or fake) will be greeted with â€śThis domain has been seized by ICE â€“ Homeland Security Investigations.â€ť
It appears that the same folks that are patting you down at the airport are making sure you donâ€™t â€śstealâ€ť any content from the major sports leagues and wrestling confederations.
No one at ICE is paying attention to Thomas Jefferson who said â€śHe who received an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.â€ť
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