ICE Cracking Down On Illegal Streams, Make Arrest


By Marcus Vanderberg Comment

For all the folks looking to stream UFC 134 this weekend, be warned.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 19-year-old Mohamed Ali Tuesday morning for illegally streaming pay-per-view boxing, wrestling and MMA events, according to

He was charged with one count of criminal infringement of a copyright for operating and HQ-STREAMS.NET, which was seized in February.

Ali made more than $6,000 in profits from February 2010 to January 2011, according to court documents.

“Today’s arrest sends a clear message to website operators who mistakenly believe it’s worth the risk to take copyrighted programming and portray it as their own,” said ICE director John Morton.