Court Forbade Spanish Streaming Site to Link to FootballAdded: Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Rojadirecta is a popular Spanish sports streaming website, which has been operating for a while now without much trouble, until the local court ordered Rojadirecta to stop linking to certain football streams, otherwise the service will be banned by local Internet service providers. Rojadirecta is not giving up without a fight and has already announced an appeal against the preliminary injunction.
Like all live streaming websites, Rojadirecta is not liked by international sports organizations very much. The service is run by a Spanish company known for winning two local lawsuits declaring the website as operating legally under Spanish law. Indeed, even the American government failed to bring the streaming service down – after the Department of Homeland Security seized its domain name 4 years ago, the site threatened it with a legal battle, and the authorities returned the domain to the rightful owners.
Now the story somewhat repeats itself. In a case launched by the Professional Football League, a Spanish court has decided that Rojadirecta can’t link to illegal streams of football events anymore and issued a preliminary injunction. The latter ordered Rojadirecta to cease these activities within a week or the Spanish ISPs will be ordered to block the site.
In response, Rojadirecta appealed in a full trial, pointing out that the court didn’t delve into the merits of the case and insisting that it is operating legally. In addition, the injunction does not block Rojadirecta in general, and the service clarified that it is not going to make any significant changes. Despite the risk of being blocked by local broadband providers, the website is confident that it is able to overturn the preliminary injunction in the long run.
Rojadirecta explained that the preliminary injunction was based on misleading statements from the Spanish Football League, and pointed out that it wasn’t given the opportunity to defend itself – otherwise, the court ruling would have been different. At the moment, the court order puts the website at a disadvantage, but Rojadirecta is confident that it will win in the end. Though it admits that the chances are it will have to fight quite a bit. Still, the new challenge is expected to end up putting the company in a better position.
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