The government is a bully.
The government is a bully.
the government infringe on Americans' god-given right to flagrantly violate copyright law...
I would be a lot more sympathetic if US copyright law made any damn sense.
but the hardest complaint to make is "they wouldn't let me bootleg a live event or something that just hit the market."
well this sucks, now how the hell am I going to watch my Bengals? all the home games are always blacked out.
I feel ya man. Same story with the Lions most of the time. Dammit...
I thought the exact same thing as I watched the Bengals on that site every time we were blacked out this year. This really sucks as I am sure that most of our home games, if not all, will be blacked out again this season. Yay Mike Brown!
ATDHE.me has already been set up to replace it.
Follow them on Twitter for further updates:
Hope they get it sorted out soon. MyP2P usually has all the links too.
Every time they make some kind of effort like this they come off like incompetents who have no idea how to handle the problem.
Now that's funny!
Guns don't kill people. LaMarr Woodley kills people.
What else can go wrong !
Wow. Damn government.
Went to watch Strikeforce Saturday night and noticed it was shut down. Channelsurfing.net is a good site if you need a replacement.
Props to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. They have a bad ass logo, the Big Ten could learn a thing or two.
When the hell did the government seize the power to shut down websites?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Under the authority of Article I, Sec. 8 of the Constitution - "Congress shall have the power ...
"To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;" = copyrights. The federal government has the power to enforce copyrights and prosecute their violation.
Prosecuting the owners of the website is different than forcefully shutting it down. This is yet another overstep of Federal power in my opinion.
The domain name seizure for pirate sites is a new piece, from November 2010. Copyright is what gives them the excuse.
I understand the Department of Justice and NIPRCC (never heard of it before but bad-ass logo) involving themselves in copyright infringement issues but what the hell does Homeland Security have to do with something like this?
Don't watch pirated sporting events or the terrorists win!
Sad day :(
firstrow.net is also down
There's a coincidence.
Yeah, because the Super Bowl is so tough to find on TV.
Little secret: Not everyone has a TV.
It's really nice not having a TV; detoxifies the brain.
what do internet message boards do to the brain?
how many people out there have a computer with internet access and a good enough connection to stream a live telecast...but don't have a damn TV
I live in graduate housing of a major American University which does not offer a dorm cable service, and instead of getting Comcast and paying out the nose -just- for TV, I've been watching everything over the internet this year.
We follow just a couple TV Series (Archer, Hawaii 5-O, Boardwalk Empire and Sons of Anarchy and V). It is cheaper to just buy the seasons off of Amazon/iTunes, for $2.99 an episode I can get it in HD with no commercials and watch it any time I want. Much better than paying out the nose for whatever Comcast level package would be need for HBO and HD.
Movies I get via Netflix and of course there is ESPN3 for many sports. For the rest I stream.
I have a 1080p TV but it is only connected to the XBox and the media computer. I see no reason to blow 80-100 dollars a month to watch reruns. I'd gladly pay ESPN and FSN a monthly fee to stream their channel but until then I pirate the stream.
At least they did this at the end of the football season. Ok pirates, you've got 8 months and change to get up and running again!
Ugh... it was my go to site for NFL Red Zone.
Hey GOVERNMENT. How about you do something about the effing monopoly DirecTV has on NFL Sunday Ticket. Some of us can't get freaking DirecTV and I'm forced to use stream sites to get a service available to other Americans. Allow Sunday Ticket to be released to cable and you'd have one less user of pirated sites. As it is, I will continue to violate copyright law to watch NFL Red Zone until you make it available for my purchase, when I will happily shell out the exorbitant amount necessary to acquire said service.
Exactly, people thought it was such a clear-cut issue
Maybe, maybe if the material was widely available on TV, maybe I can sympathize with the companies. I know I used that site frequently because I don't have cable, but many other people have cable and can't watch all the NFL games, or they may be blacked out because the NFL is being ridiculous, or a carrier doesn't carry Big Ten Network, etc.
A lot of people were really mad about the soccer though, now that football is over they wanted that site for SPL games and stuff like that. And that stuff isn't broadcast on American television
The NFL contracts with DirecTV for exclusive coverage of all NFL games, and that is why they are solely available on DirecTV (with the obvious exception of the NFL-managed "Red Zone" channel, which was recently created). DirecTV pays a hefty sum for that privilege.
Before you go and start suggesting that the government "do something about the effing monopoly DirecTV has on NFL Sunday Ticket" you might want to read up on the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961:
The antitrust laws, as defined in section 1 of the Act of October 15, 1914, as amended (38 Stat. 730) [15 U.S.C. 12], or in the Federal Trade Commission Act, as amended (38 Stat. 717) [15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.], shall not apply to any joint agreement by or among persons engaging in or conducting the organized professional team sports of football, baseball, basketball, or hockey, by which any league of clubs participating in professional football, baseball, basketball, or hockey contests sells or otherwise transfers all or any part of the rights of such league’s member clubs in the sponsored telecasting of the games of football, baseball, basketball, or hockey, as the case may be, engaged in or conducted by such clubs.
Fight the POWER
Big ATDHE fan and it is good to see them thrive under a new domain
Now I wonder if they have college basketball up yet...:)
Unfortunately I can't watch Wisconsin Purdue because there are no links for it, and every single Wis or Purdue radio link isn't working
Kind of awkward to be completely shut out from such a big game
Back to the smoke signals.
Interesting how some sites seem to skirt these busts.. *cough*jutin.tv*cough*.
I'm teaching English in South Korea and my lifeline was atdhe, I am loosing the will to live. Oh well I guess I can always watch Winter Olympic Speed Skating re-runs and K-league soccer. BARFFF!!! I hope the new domain sticks, stupid government, why don't you do something useful for once?