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Feds Indict ‘Pirate’ Sports Streams Operator Who Settled with Hollywood

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ID:	770October 29, 2021 by Andy Maxwell [TorrentFreak]

    ​​Sports streaming service HeHeStreams shut down earlier this year after reaching a settlement with the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. While saddened by his site's demise, the operator felt that things could've been worse. They now are. The Department of Justice says that following a separate investigation, HeHeStreams' founder has been charged with several crimes, including one under a brand new law.

    Back in July we reported that the Alliance for Creativity (ACE) and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) had obtained a DMCA subpoena compelling Cloudflare to hand over the personal details of sports streaming service HeHeStreams.

    Soon after, the site – which in the main facilitated access to MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL content – disappeared and began redirecting to ACE. We can confirm that a settlement was reached but since both sides are honoring their agreement, no further details are available.

    For HeHeStreams’ operator, who founded the site in 2016/17, felt the shutdown marked the end of an era from which he could move on but that wasn’t to be the case. A separate criminal investigation representing a different set of rightsholders was already underway, one that doesn’t come with the option of a civil settlement.

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