Super Bowl weekend is coming. The greatest show on earth pitting the New England Patriots against the New York Giants is only a few days away.
As we count the days that lead to the fateful event, federal authorities are tightening their grip on illegal sites streaming this spectacle. The latter announced last Thursday that they are cracking down websites that stream the event illegally after NE Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady told reporters that he watched last year’s match in an illegal website.
The Feds were able to bring down 16 sites and filed the necessary criminal charges against one man who hails from Michigan who owned nine of them.
According to US Attorney Preet Bharara, the NFL and broadcasters lose millions of dollars, thus forcing them to increase the prices of tickets and other customers due to piracy.
Tom Brady said, “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.”
Yonjo Quiroa was charged last Wednesday with copyright infringement. He is popular in the web due to his involvement in distributing football, basketball, hockey games and wrestling matches.
This comes as a big blow to individuals who have no means of watching the game live on television and only rely on these live streaming sites to watch the game.