|With 2016 UEFA Euro Cup in France, one of the largest sporting events of the year, being underway, UEFA&Co have started cracking down on unauthorized streams broadcasted on the Internet. However, this might be a game they can't possibly win.
Unauthorized live streams are a problem for football organization and its copyright owners. They have become quite common and allow people to watch various matches without paying for a subscription. UEFA is taking measures to fight them and over the past week has targeted a range of websites offering such streams, including several Google Blogspot blogs that are setup to stream sports events.
However, pages reported by UEFA to Blogspot were not taken down, though the live feeds are no longer available, thus efficiently stopping infringing activity. The problem is that the actual takedowns have to be instant, because when a match has ended it’s already too late. As a result, UEFA has tried to send advance notices to streaming websites, but it is appeared hard for site owners to take down something that doesn’t yet exist. This is why various torrent websites refused to take pre-preemptive action. As for Google, the company hasn’t responded to a similar pre-piracy request yet.
Aside from specialized live streaming portals, such sporting events are also frequently shared on social media through apps like Periscope. Indeed, it’s very easy for people to stream and watch these events – even despite the horrible quality, they can get up to a few thousands of views.
It is known that the football organization has previously targeted Periscope streams of other events, and some recent Euro Cup streams have also disappeared, which means that UEFA is keeping a close eye on these social streams as well.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
|when one site gets taken down,another one gets put on the internet or they will make mirrors of the blocked site.People also will just use VPNs so why waste time and money trying to stop free streaming.Maybe when they lower the prices of sports packages people might actually pay for them.For me to get sky sports,BT sports and box nation it is £62 a month then you've got your normal package to pay for so that's nearly £100 a month.|
|Yup thats about what i am with virgin media. Tv, Phone & Broadband.. Skins you, and yes your bang on the bell with the pricing for sports packages. But hey ho|
|Hey all come to Australia you can watch the soccer Free To Air.|
SBS has exclusive rights.
When you get here can you work out what games will be on TV live as I don't have the slightest idea.
And I am not joking.
Its the worst I have ever seen in this country.
You must pay. Pay for everything. Pay more .And then pay some more. My wages have not gone up in years.
How am I suppose to afford to pay for Pay TV?
|I pay for my own internet, means I can do anything I want online.... just ingnore em|
|its aired on itv from what ive seen. and you can view most world channels live on FilmOn. anywhere in the world, i usually watch film4 or itv im france, as for the football, its usually crap anyway.|
why would anyone spend 90minutes watching 22 poofs with perms kicking a bag of wind?
|posted by (2016-06-22 01:48:39)|
|this war is impossible to win just like movies streaming and downloading|
|Am I missing something? Euro 2016 is free to air in UK which means most of Western Europe can see it free with an English commentary - why would anybody bother 'pirating' the signal for internet transmission?|
Free to air does not mean free to redistribute/reproduce. It only means you don't have to pay for the channel, it doesn't mean they don't make money off of their viewers.
Commercial slots etc would become worthless if that were allowed.
|No you miss the point MULVA1989. The advertisers who promote their products on Sky and ITV have known for many years that broadcasts and therefore advertising go well beyond the UK borders they contracted for.It's why Sky has never made a serious attempt to 'shorten' its European footprint - the advertisers would be upset!|
|posted by (2016-06-26 05:14:03)|
|"Spantrekker" Sky and ITV only on illegal streams!|
But inside Europe every country has a channel that broadcasts Euro 2016 in their own language
|Johnsen kicks it to Johnsen, a quick back pass to Johnsen, Johnsen runs it up the line and kicks it right past Johnsen for the GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!||
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