Feds Seize Sports Streaming Domains in New Super Bowl Crackdownby Ernesto, TorrentFreak
Feb. 02, 2012
1.Trump is Right: GOP Debate Audience is Packed Full of Republican Donors
2.Jeb Bush Wore High Heels To Look Taller Than Trump [Pic]
3.Trump Calls Out Bush WMD Lies: 'They Knew There Were None, They Lied'
4.New York & California Move to Ban The Sale of Current iPhones Because They Protect Your Data
5.Ted Nugent Replies 'Eat Me' to Critics of 'Anti-Semitic' Gun Control Post
6.VIDEO: Workers Rage After Being Told They're Losing Their Jobs to Mexico
7.Feds Push New Plan For Home Visits to Check On Parents
8.WSJ Covers Free State Project: 'Can New Hampshire Become a Libertarian Utopia?'
In a new round of seizures the US authorities have taken control of domain names belonging to several popular sports streaming sites including Firstrowsports.tv, Firstrowsports.com and Soccertvlive.net. All affected sites now redirect to a notice from DOJ/ICE. In common with last year’s campaign, the new round of seizures appears to be part of another “Super Bowl Crackdown” targeting sites that link to unauthorized sports streams.
US authorities began another round of domain name seizures a few hours ago, targeting several sports streaming sites.
Thus far, neither the Department of Justice nor Homeland Security’s ICE unit have officially commented on the seizures, but it can’t be a coincidence that sports streaming sites are being targeted a few days before the Super Bowl is due to be aired.
The targets of today’s seizure round include Firstrowsports.tv, Firstrowsports.com, Firstrowsports.net and Soccertvlive.net, but more may be added in the coming hours. The former remains operational via Firstrow.tv.
For the first time, seized domains also include the .TV extension as Firstrowsports.tv is now displaying the familiar seizure banner. The .TV domain belongs to islands of Tuvalu, but is operated by the US-based company Verisign.