Fight against Periscope Olympic PiratesAdded: Friday, August 19th, 2016
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The International Olympic Committee is fighting against Periscope users making videos of the 2016 summer Olympics and sharing them with their friends. So far, hundreds of homemade rebroadcasts have been pulled offline in a rapid manner.
As you may know, the International Olympic Committee fiercely protects its intellectual property rights – even using an image of the Olympic rings can lead to legal trouble, while broadcast rights are most valuable. This is why the Committee is doing its best to prevent people from streaming the games without permission. Previously, it even targeted The Pirate Bay, but today live streaming for them is a bigger target, including rebroadcasts through Twitter’s Periscope.
So, the Committee has already sent hundreds of takedown notices to Periscope demanding to take down live streams of the Rio Olympics, even despite they are of a horrible quality and with a few dozen viewers. The International Olympic Committee has even hired investigators to track down and report such unauthorized streams, to be able to take action against them.
It should be noted that Periscope is the only live streaming service publicly sharing its takedown notices. At the same time, it is clear that the Committee also targets other websites and services, including dedicated sports streaming websites offering high-quality streams. Visitors and accredited persons are not allowed to live-stream inside any of the stadiums. The problem is that besides homebrew live-streams there are numerous dedicated streaming websites that continue to share footage of the Olympics.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Friday, August 19th, 2016
|Dunno why all the rebroadcast sites, torrent trackers, etc simply don't put their servers in Antigua. As far as I know they don't give a crap about the rest of the world's copyright crap. Least of all the USA's DMCA since the USA blocks their online gambling sites. If Slysoft (blueray decryption cracking software makers)can carry on there with impunity I don't see why anyone else can't.|
|posted by (2016-08-19 22:30:33)|
|Its all about money. In the U.S. it is broadcast on NBC & NBCSN. NBC is a free over the air broadcast and NBCSN is a premium channel that you have to pay to watch. Both channels are owned by Comcast. NBC pays the IOC for the right to broadcast the games. That's why they are scared of the rebroadcasters. I remember when ALL of the Olympics were broadcast on free over the air TV and not split so that the companies could maximize profits. I'm a "pirate", I grew up in the age of dual cassette decks so that you can make a copy for your friends or make a mix tape. Now its all about copyright infringement and big corporations suing the little guy over downloading 1 song for millions of dollars. I believe we need to take big business down a peg.|
|posted by (2016-08-20 21:20:18)|
|Just watch "WORLD sporting events" on th BBC from a UK IP address.|
I got it working fine via Firefox with the "setup VPN addon", as its 2inbrowser" there is no bandwidth issue.
You can choose other countries too, but BBC online streaming Quality is pretty good as long as you have decent internet, just connect the PC/Laptop used to a TV via HDMI and "those pigs can fly" lol
Major Soccer/Football and Olypmics/Tour De France are on FREE TO AIR Brtish TV apps or websites using "iPlayer" like BBC players, and all it takes is a UK IP address to access.
The Events should be FRE WORLDWIDE and anyBroadcaster putting material on PPV should be sanctioned. The beleugured IOC could at least make THAT a contract stipulation, and then the broadcasters earn off their adverts. HOw many Millions US.$'s you think they charged for ad spave around Usain Bolts races or The US Swimming Starts Ledecky and Phelps.
NBC (N.asty B.roadcast C.onmen)
What a world it is when you have to torrent to access some Olympic Coverage in some Countries in the world, especially when one is "the land of the FREE"?
On your point, I agree fully "mchlmyer"
IF Big Business get a case that is even slightly risky or bad PR that will always PAY OFF the Little Guy in values that are difficult to resist with restictive Terms to keep it from being Public Knowledge, it is better to go to Court if you have a Great Legal Case against them, nut THEN they raise the Offer, so there is little chance of Case Law Precedents Being set in International Laws 'World' where they prey on Filesharers. I had this with Amazon on a dangerous product and you get boxed in with a lot of cash on offer and legal peculiarities that make progressing Very Risky if you turn them down in the late stages of getting ready for Court or just as a Case begins. They PLAY THE SYSTEM TO THE ABSOLUTE MAX and that isn't even Trademark or Copyright Infringement stuff where they are even more agressive in shutting down cases that would be bad PR.
It would take a special individual to get a case far enought to set a precedent, so they just keep ploughing the field looking for little guys to attack until someone eventually says, f--- the money, I want my Day in Court and a win to help others. I wish it was me, but I haven't even come close to getting a Notice so I dunno what I'd do in rea l life. I'd like to think I'd fight, but all cases are different. I just hope they get Taken Down soon. The Playing Field need levelling for sure.
|Slysoft is no longer a good example:|
(From their website)
"Due to recent regulatory requirements we have had to cease all activities relating to SlySoft Inc.
We wish to thank our loyal customers/clients for their patronage over the years."
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