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The UFC serves Google with DMCA notice, asks for illegal stream links to be removed from search engine

November 18, 2010 by Will in Interviews, News, UFC, UFC with 1 Comment



"Really Quotable"
Recipient Information:

Google, Inc.

Mountain View, CA, USA


Sent via: email
Re: Dmca copyright
Attention Google:
On behalf of Zuffa, LLC and/or its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, I
am writing to notify you of the infringement of Zuffa, LLC’s intellectual
property rights in the titles identified in this email in Google search
results.
Demand is hereby made that Google take immediate action to stop such
infringements.
The search results and links identified in this email are specific examples
of Google search results linking to images, artwork, video files, video
streams and websites that infringe upon Zuffa, LLC’s intellectual property
rights.
Zuffa, LLC hereby demands that Google promptly remove and disable the links
to all unauthorized copies of works whose copyrights are owned by Zuffa, LLC
of which it is aware, including the infringing files identified in this
email.
This letter is not a complete statement of Zuffa, LLC’s rights in connection
with this matter, and nothing contained herein constitutes an express or
implied waiver of any rights, remedies, or defenses of Zuffa, LLC in
connection with this matter, all of which are expressly reserved.
The undersigned has a good faith belief that use of the materials in the
manner described herein is not authorized by Zuffa, LLC, its agent, or the
law. The information in this notice is accurate. Under penalty of perjury,
the undersigned is authorized to act on behalf of Zuffa, LLC with respect to
this matter.
We appreciate your prompt attention to this important matter.”

As we all know, the UFC has been hard at work ensuring that no one is going to broadcast their pay-per-views illegally. If you read the notice above carefully, the UFC has notified search engine powerhouse Google of links that lead MMA fans to illegal streams and has asked for them to be removed (links not shown). Zuffa has been very active over the course of the past year ensuring that these websites do not get the opportunity to profit from their pay-per-view shows.

Props: ChillingEffects.org

One Comment

  1. SavagebeastNov 19, 2010 at 10:46 amReply

    That sucks I sometimes stream fights offline and most of the time if I’m trying to get a UFC fight they always say they were taken off understandably I know whyy but still sucks I mean they’re older fights most of the time I’m trying to see, but oh well on tv enough.

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