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Feds Seize Sites Streaming Pirated Sporting Events

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Want to stream the Super Bowl on the Web? Your choices are shrinking.

According to Politico, the feds have seized 10 Web addresses of sites that allegedly stream live pirated sporting events.

Among the sites cited by the U. S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York in an affidavit on Wednesday (Feb. 2) are Channelsurfing.net, ATDHE.net and a Spanish site called Rojadirecta.org.

The government is out to protect major sports leagues, such as the National Football League and the National Basketball League, per Politico. They collect exorbitant rights fees from broadcast networks and, in the case of the NBA, earn direct revenue from consumers for streaming access.