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by Paul on 02/02/12 at 05:06 PM ET
from Robert Gearty of the NY Daily News,
On Thursday, the government charged a Michigan man who operated websites that streamed pirated telecasts of top sporting events
Yonjo Quiroa. 28, of Comstock Park, MI, was hit with one count of criminal infringement of a copyright.
“Sports fans may be tempted by illegal streaming websites, but in the end, it is they who pay the price,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said.
“These websites and their operators deprive sports leagues and networks of legitimate revenue, forcing spectators and viewers to bear the cost of this piracy down the line,” he said.
In a related action, the feds shut down nine of Quiro’s websites that he operated out of his home, as well as seven other websites.
The websites illegally streamed NFL, NBA, NHL and World Wrestling Entertainment events, said Bharara.
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