The Super Bowl is coming and our federal government has just seized several streaming sites in an effort to make damned sure you can only see the big game on NBC. Sites seized include:
Hmm, they left out . . . oops — almost violated SB Nation rules!They did this last year as I recall, and suddenly [mmmph, mmmph].com became [mmmph, mmmph].me. Frankly, I think that if the federal government had even a glimmer of decency, they'd take down NBC and would force our NFL-addicted nation to listen to the big game on the radio.
My primary concern, of course, is for NBA streams which, like VC irregulars fighting alongside ARVN troops, will be collateral damage. [Please Lord don't make me buy tickets and have to sit in section 121!]
Also of interest:
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. [TorrentFreak.com]
Sigh. Oh well, time to move on to the next set of off-shore piracy ports of call. And when the feds shut down every other nation's efforts to undermine sports monopolists, we'll just have to learn to deal with the godawful lag you get with streams from .mars and .moon sites.