FIFA Threatens 'Pirate Sites' Over Illegal World Cup Streams
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 13/06/2014 14:07
Hoping to limit the availability of pirated World Cup matches, FIFA has sent advance warnings to the owners of several sites that host or link to unauthorized live streams of sports events. The football organization warns site owners that they face criminal liability, and demands unprecedented takedown powers during the World Cup.
In a few hours the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil, an event that will be seen by hundreds of millions of people from all over the world.
While most people watch the matches through licensed broadcasters, there is also a large group of people who resort to unauthorized sources. These so-called "pirate" streams are available through dozens of sites, including Firstrow and Rojadirecta, which generate millions of views during popular sporting events.