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United States: massive closure of illegal sites of sports broadcasting

The United States continued their hunt for illegal websites. A few weeks after MegaUpload, several portals broadcasts of sporting events have been closed. According to a joint Customs, Homeland Security and the group investigates violations of intellectual property, Yonjo Quirao, behind these sites, was arrested Wednesday.

. Football, basketball, hockey, wrestling ….

The sites concerned broadcast American football, basketball, hockey or wrestling. One site (soccertvlive.net) also featured images of football. Yonjo Quirao was charged in the wake of several offenses to television rights. According to the survey, it would have made ​​a profit “of at least 13,000 dollars” through advertisements and sponsored links on these sites.

“Sports fans may be tempted by the websites of illegal broadcasting, but in the end, it is they who pay the price,” said the prosecutor in Manhattan (New York), Preet Bharara, said in the statement . The latter explains that the amount spent by sports leagues to counter piracy affect ticket prices.

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