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mesaSteeler
02-03-2012, 07:49 PM
Brady: I Watched Super Bowl Last Year On Illegal Website
February 3, 2012 12:05 PM
http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2012/02/03/brady-i-watched-super-bowl-last-year-on-illegal-website/

NEW YORK (AP) — With the Super Bowl days away, federal authorities announced a crackdown Thursday on websites that stream unauthorized broadcasts of sports events just hours after New England quarterback Tom Brady told reporters in Indianapolis that he watched last year’s game on an illegal site.

Investigators seized 16 sites and brought criminal charges against a Michigan man who controlled nine of them.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara warned sports fans in a release that piracy costs sports leagues and broadcasters millions of dollars, forcing increases in ticket prices and other costs to consumers.

His message came soon after Brady casually mentioned his own use of illegal websites during a news conference staged in preparation for the Super Bowl on Sunday between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.

“Last year I was rehabbing my foot in Costa Rica, watching the game on an illegal Super Bowl website. And now I’m actually playing in the game. So, it’s pretty cool,” Brady said.

Web operator Yonjo Quiroa, of Comstock Park, Mich., was charged Wednesday with copyright infringement. Prosecutors said he distributed football, basketball and hockey games and wrestling matches.

Quiroa appeared in federal court in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Wednesday. He was held without bail while his immigration status was under review. Larry Phelan, his lawyer, declined to comment.

In court papers, authorities said Quiroa registered nine of the 16 seized domain names in 2010 and 2011 before operating the websites out of his home, collecting profits of at least $13,000 from online merchants who paid him to advertise on the sites.

Authorities said the prosecution was part of a continuing federal effort to target counterfeiting and piracy on the Internet.

Also in Indianapolis, federal authorities said they seized nearly $5 million worth of phony Super Bowl sportswear and merchandise in a nationwide sweep that was the result of a four-month investigation.

Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents targeted stores, flea markets and street vendors that allegedly sold counterfeit game-related sportswear. Fake jerseys, ball caps, T-shirts, jackets and other souvenirs were among the 42,000 items confiscated in Operation Fake Sweep.

Authorities put the total take at more than $4.8 million, up from $3.7 million last year.

Also seized were counterfeit Major League Baseball, NBA and NHL items worth about $1.6 million.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

(Exactly what I would expect from this cheating piece of crap. Of course Kraft's lap dog Goodell will ignore it. If it were a Steeler admitting to this Goodell would run them out of the game. - mesa)

ricardisimo
02-04-2012, 06:40 AM
I might actually have to dislike Tom Brady slightly less now.

Bayz101
02-04-2012, 06:43 AM
He is human. Wtf.

hicksfan
02-04-2012, 11:33 AM
the ****ed up thing is that you can only watch authorized feeds in specific countries. what other options are there for some?

Kanata-Steeler
02-04-2012, 01:33 PM
...ya, but don't forget, Bellicheat, can get any ill-egal Video,

mesaSteeler
02-04-2012, 02:02 PM
...ya, but don't forget, Bellicheat, can get any ill-egal Video,

:applaudit::applaudit::applaudit::applaudit::appla udit::applaudit::applaudit:

OX1947
02-04-2012, 05:31 PM
Illegally watched the Super Bowl? Its free on network tv. Another brain washing tactic to scare you from file sharing and getting shit you do not pay retail prices for. They can go **** themselves.

jjpro11
02-05-2012, 11:08 AM
the ridiculous thing is those guys arrested will do more time than guys who have committed violent crimes or dealt drugs.

Bayz101
02-05-2012, 11:19 AM
Illegally watched the Super Bowl? Its free on network tv. Another brain washing tactic to scare you from file sharing and getting shit you do not pay retail prices for. They can go **** themselves.

He was in Costa Rica. Maybe network television is harder to come by?

But either way, Fluck internet censorship.

MasterOfPuppets
02-05-2012, 12:04 PM
anyone notice that megaupload is gone ? :chuckle:

Megaupload founder refused bail in New Zealand


http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46254064/ns/today-today_tech/t/megaupload-founder-refused-bail-new-zealand/#.Ty62Ovk_61w

Prosecutors say Dotcom was the ringleader of a group that netted $175 million since 2005 by copying and distributing music, movies and other copyrighted content without authorization.
Dotcom's lawyers say the company simply offered online storage and that he strenuously denies the charges and will fight extradition.

tony hipchest
02-05-2012, 01:29 PM
just dont tell em about the "legal services" you buy in bangkok, tom.

Kanata-Steeler
02-06-2012, 08:34 AM
He was in Costa Rica. Maybe network television is harder to come by?

But either way, Fluck internet censorship.

Nope, -it's much easier to come by there.
I've been to Costa Rica several times, back in 07, and 08.
Basically, the Cable companies, "pay once" for ALL the good Movie,..., Sports channels, via sattelite, and then they just "distribute" it out to all the homes,..., at a set rate, and it was dirt cheap monthly, I luved it man.

If Brady can call that "illegal" ?, then he is dead wrong, but obviously what Brady thinks is "ill-egal" States-side ? is NOT in San Jose, Costa Rica. It's very legal, and normal practice there.

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 08:40 AM
I've been to Costa Rica several times, back in 07, and 08.
Basically, the Cable companies, "pay once" for ALL the good Movie,..., Sports channels, via sattelite, and then they just "distribute" it out to all the homes,..., at a set rate, and it was dirt cheap monthly, I luved it man.

If Brady can call that "illegal" ?, then he is dead wrong, but obviously what Brady thinks is "ill-egal" in San Jose, Costa Rica, is very legal, and normal practice there.

Never been there, just wasn't sure of the laws. Streaming and Movie websites will continue to be created, and it won't bother me a bit. In fact, I use them often when Netflix doesn't have what i'm looking for. I was happy NBC aired tonight's game on there website, that was cool.

Kanata-Steeler
02-06-2012, 08:59 AM
Ironically, while Brady is soaking it up in his "investment" Villa in Costa Rica, he can now watch this years' Superbowl", over, and over again, ...
Ha ha.

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 09:03 AM
Ironically, while Brady is soaking it up in his "investment" Villa in Costa Rica, he can now watch this years' Superbowl", over, and over again, ...
Ha ha.

I don't think i've ever been so happy to see another team win the Super Bowl. I mean, it's not as much the Giants winning it, it's the Patriots losing it. That. That's what made my day.