UFC serves subpoenas over live internet streaming

July 28, 2010

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) parent company has continued its fight against anti-piracy by serving subpoenas to live video streaming websites Justin.tv and Ustream.tv.

The UFC’s parent company, Zuffa, has taken the measure against the two websites as they allow members to broadcast live video to an unlimited internet audience.

UFC has stated that live internet streaming is having a detrimental impact on the UFC pay-per-view events.

More than 36,000 viewed the UFC 108 event in January online and more than 78,000 saw the UFC 110 event in February.

UFC’s president Dana White said: “I can”t wait to go after the thieves that are stealing our content. This is a fight we will not lose. When people start going to jail, people will stop doing it.”