I just would like to preface this article by saying pirates really aren’t that cool. Lets face it, pirates were whack before Johny Depp. No kid aspired to have a patch covering their eye and a hook for a hand when they were young. We waged war in the streets of suburbia armed with nerf weapons that shot out little foam nerf balls that would always come up missing at the end of the day. Nobody knew where those missing nerf balls went, everyone pointed the finger but at the end of the day you could never reload your gun at full capacity. And that my friend, is why are all collectively pissed off as a generation and have resorted to MMA. To love mixed martial arts is just an elaborate way of saying ‘Ok, where the [expletive] is my nerf ball’. We love mixed martial arts to the point where we comb the internet in hopes of finding some pirated feed of a UFC event originating from some dude’s house in Portugal. It’s what we all do and when fight night hits, don’t be surprised if the site you’re watching UFC 108 on suddenly falls victim to a little something called copyright infringement. Dana White wants to stop the madness and he will do it using the friggin law.
‘When people start going to jail, people will stop doing it’
‘The piracy of live sporting events is illegal, it kills jobs, and it threatens the expansion of US based companies. The UFC is potentially losing millions of dollars a year from piracy.’
‘It’s going to be a battle, man. It’s going to be a battle, but I’m ready to [expletive] fight. We’re gonna go after them, we’re gonna go after them hard, and we’re gonna hurt ‘em.’
‘(Piracy) hasn’t cost us anything compared to what it’s going to cost us to go after these guys. It’s gonna cost us a lot of money, but guess what—it’s gonna cost them a lot of money. It’s gonna get to the point where it’s like, you know what, [expletive] it, maybe we shouldn’t pirate MMA any more. These websites … you got these websites like Justin.tv, and they pirate all kinds of things. They play all kinds of [expletive] on there. Well, we’re gonna make it where it’s not worth it to put UFC events up on the website.’
A great man once said: ‘You can’t stop the internet baby’. That man also has a fifteen-minute stand-up routine on poop (that’s hilarious). You can fight a war on Mountain Dew. You can fight a war in Afghanistan. But you can’t fight an ideology. Piracy will rule the world in the future and the creation of Napster will be taught in your grandkid’s history class (and that just means you’re getting really old). [Source]