UFC Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Epstein said a rare interview for Sport soon He discussed the UFC’s anti-piracy efforts and how the company intends to change federal laws in the wake of people suspected of distributing its materials illegally.
said Epstein Sport The UFC currently relies on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to reduce piracy. Companies are requesting the removal of materials from this platform at their request by sending DMCA notifications to YouTube, Twitter and other platforms.
said Epstein Sport The UFC was disappointed that it had to rely on the DMCA as the main vehicle against piracy. Epstein called the DMCA a “highly reactive protocol type” (ht Yahoo!) requires action from the copyright holder. Simply put, if a copyright owner does not notice an illegal duplication or simulation of their property, it is unlikely that someone else will mark or delete the content.
The UFC COO additionally explained that DMCA notifications are difficult to process during live events and that processing a request can take up to half an hour.
“This is not the right solution,” Epstein said, urging the UFC to amend the DMCA to change the “dismissal system”. The UFC supports such changes through the lobby. ZUFFA has been lobbying Congress for copyright and piracy since 2008.
The “suspension system” currently in use by the UFC means that once a DMCA notification is sent, the requested platform or Internet provider must track the user who is the subject of the notification. The system forces these platforms and providers to prevent this user from engaging in illegal traffic and piracy.
“These big platforms need to take responsibility for what happens on their platforms,” Epstein said.
Yahoo! spoke with copyright professor Ryan Wacka about “getting out of the system”. Vakka expressed concern that the materials were too easy to be removed by copyright holders.
Vakka said not all copyright holders file a claim with the DMCA to protect their intellectual property, and some use it to censor “the legitimate use of copyrighted material, such as critical comments or parodies.”
“We love our fans and want to have more fans,” Epstein said of the possible abuses of the DMCA system. “We don’t want to stop them from showing Conor’s video [McGregor] or other warriors. We chase the bandits. . . we are working to stop the illegal acquisition and resale of copyrighted material. ”
Epstein said copyright pirates are hurting UFC fighters.
“Every purchase that is stolen causes damage [McGregor] and other warriors. It’s not a crime without victims, or a crime that hurts a big corporation – it’s a crime against individual athletes. . . Keep in mind that they have a short mirror [of life] making money from “their sports skills and abilities”.
UFC President Dana White said the UFC will bring in a record amount of revenue in 2020. The UFC shares about 15-22 percent of its revenue with fighters, who they see as independent contractors and negotiate with them. personality basis. Collective-league sports leagues, such as the NBA, NHL, MLB, and NHL, account for 50 percent of total revenue with athletes.