May 242014
 

cricfree.tv, the internet site that streams channels mainly from pay TV sports channels, has been “suspended” by Police.

When trying to access the cricfree.tv website, users are presented with a message from City Of London Police :

You have tried to access a website that is under criminal investigation by the UK:
Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU)
This site is being investigated for online copyright infringement.

cricfree.tv police notice

Cricfree streams live sports from TV channels, mainly from Pay TV channels.

cricfree may still be available using other domain names, although it is cricfree.tv that has been suspended

Could this be the start of the end of these free streams websites, especially when they stream pay tv channels?
Will this affect XBMC Android and Pi users that use such streams for sports channels in the future?