Keeping with their crusade against internet pirates, Zuffa, LLC has taken aim at an internet giant for aiding in the illegal distribution of UFC and WEC events.
ChillingEffects.com recently got their hands on a cease-and-desist letter sent from Zuffa, LLC to internet cornerstone Google.com; the exceedingly popular search engine and multinational corporation. The letter insists that Google stop aiding in the distribution of illegally obtained, copyrighted material by removing from their search results any website carrying video footage, images, artwork, etc. attributable to Zuffa, LLC or any of its subsidiary companies that they have not been officially granted the right to use.
A complete list of “infringing urls” was provided in the letter, to which Google has yet to publicly respond.
A scan of the letter is shown below, with the exception of the infringing urls list.
Mountain View, CA, USA
Sent via: email
Re: Dmca copyright
On behalf of Zuffa, LLC and/or its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, I
am writing to notify you of the infringement of Zuffa, LLC’s intellectual
property rights in the titles identified in this email in Google search
Demand is hereby made that Google take immediate action to stop such
The search results and links identified in this email are specific examples
of Google search results linking to images, artwork, video files, video
streams and websites that infringe upon Zuffa, LLC’s intellectual property
Zuffa, LLC hereby demands that Google promptly remove and disable the links
to all unauthorized copies of works whose copyrights are owned by Zuffa, LLC
of which it is aware, including the infringing files identified in this
This letter is not a complete statement of Zuffa, LLC’s rights in connection
with this matter, and nothing contained herein constitutes an express or
implied waiver of any rights, remedies, or defenses of Zuffa, LLC in
connection with this matter, all of which are expressly reserved.
The undersigned has a good faith belief that use of the materials in the
manner described herein is not authorized by Zuffa, LLC, its agent, or the
law. The information in this notice is accurate. Under penalty of perjury,
the undersigned is authorized to act on behalf of Zuffa, LLC with respect to
We appreciate your prompt attention to this important matter.