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ICE, DHS Seize Sports Streaming Sites

From CNN’s Money.Com:

U.S. seizes 10 sports streaming websites

By Charles Riley, staff reporter
February 2, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Ten websites that were allegedly engaged in the live streaming of major sporting events have been seized and shut down by authorities, the government said Wednesday.

The 10 sites were among the most popular on the Internet for users hoping to access copyrighted sporting events, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

According to the government’s complaint, which was unsealed Wednesday, each of the seized sites aggregated illegal, pirated broadcasts, and provided links to site visitors.

Some of the world’s biggest sports leagues were allegedly victimized, including the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, World Wrestling Entertainment and the Ultimate Fighting Championship

All of whom are teetering on bankruptcy.

The sites were disabled Tuesday, and have since been replaced by a posting notifying visitors that "This domain has been seized by ICE – Homeland Security Investigations."

The seizure were carried out by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

Thank goodness ICE and Homeland Security have their priorities in order.

Lest we forget, ICE claims that they can only deport illegal aliens who have been convicted of major felonies like murder or rape because they don’t have enough resources to go after everyone who is in this country illegally.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “ICE, DHS Seize Sports Streaming Sites”

  1. bill says:

    So where can I read the court’s order?

    Destruction of the civil rule of law, WTF Obama’s main objective. Replace with the sweet sound of Islamic call to prayer.

  2. untrainable says:

    So ICE and Homeland Security are enforcing copyright law? Were these site being run by illegal aliens? Were these sites being run by terrorist cells? No information on the people involved? Makes you wonder.

  3. proreason says:

    gotta wild hunch those website proprietors didn’t pay homage contribute to the boy king.

  4. tranquil.night says:

    Continuing to test the waters with the easiest legal targets, to build an established precedent for when it’s time to fry the bigger fish. Creeping tyranny.

  5. TerryAnne says:

    So…who runs the copyright “infringement” now: FBI or DHS/ICE? All CDs and DVDs come with a little FBI lable saying how it’s punishable to share the music…but the DHS and ICE is doing this one? Is it because we just don’t have enough Mexican and Muslim atheletes?

    Go figure, though, that our government would be more interested in protecting their form of wealthy people – those who provide little in the way of necessity to our country, but are paid ridiculous sums of money to do so – rather than us little people and the wealthy who earned their wares through hard work and providing necessary services or products…not movies and one-hit wonder CDs.

    I’m betting this is just a little “proof” of how good everything will be once the government is allowed to take over the internet. And I’m guessing these are the bodies being suggested for the task. Since ICE isn’t crap under Obama’s term, I’m guessing – to save money, haha – that he’s just changing what ICE stands for: Internet Covert Extinguishers, or Internet and Computer Expellers.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    Start small …….
    This is beyond belief that ICE and Homeland Security are targeting internet sites while there’s a HUGE FRIGGIN’ GAPING HOLE on our southern border.
    Talk about being bass ackwards.
    Boy I’m pissed!!

  7. Tater Salad says:

    What the government does not want the public to know:


  8. BigOil says:

    Makes me think back to Barry’s infamous call for a national security force as strong and well funded as the military. I believe he has what he was looking for – in the form of the DHS.

    What has the DHS accomplished during Barry’s reign? It began with the immediate declaration by the silverback J. No concerning the domestic terrorism problem, singling out conservatives. Then we get treated to the blue shirts in the TSA, given free reign to snap virtual naked pictures and grope passengers. ICE is releasing criminal illegals back into society to wreak havoc and eventually vote for the socialists. They have now shut down websites without a court order, at least twice. TV screens have been installed in WalMart stores encouraging people to snitch on ‘questionable acitivity’.

    Where the harassment ends, I’m not sure. Maybe Issa can slow Obama’s thugs down with investigations. Maybe.

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