Bad News for Knicks Fans: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Just Knocked Out 16 Sports Streaming Sites

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No pirate is safe from the increasingly digitally-inclined Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office. “MANHATTAN U.S. ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES CHARGES AGAINST MICHIGAN MAN FOR ILLEGALLY STREAMING LIVE SPORTING EVENTS OVER THE INTERNET,” screamed a press release this morning.

A complaint spells out exactly when and where investigators accessed the 16 websites operated by Cedar Rapids-based Yonjo Quiroa, alias Ronaldo Solano, in order to furtively stream events such as Wizards vs. 76ers, Magic vs. Celtics and World Wrestling Entertainment’s Monday Night Raw. Did the detectives allow themselves to watch any of the 31 broadcasts they documented, just a little bit? Did they choke back a cheer when the Knicks trounced the Bobcats?

Speaking of the Knicks, the shutdown of the sites is poor timing for the team’s fans. A month-long spat between Madison Square Garden and Time Warner has prevented New Yorkers from watching the games. Read More