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Houston Man Arrested in Online Sports Piracy Case

Mar 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Authorities have arrested Houston-area resident Bryan McCarthy, the man behind channelsurfing.net, a website that allegedly streamed sports and pay-per-view events illegally, earning more than $90,000 in ad revenue, reports the AP.

McCarthy’s site was allegedly making NFL games, wrestling matches and UFC events available to viewers who would have otherwise had to pay per view for those programs through legitimate outlets.

A notice on the site claimed that it had been seized by homeland security. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement closed down the site and made the arrest.

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