With Boxing Match, Video Piracy Battle Enters Latest Round: Mobile Apps

The method used by thousands of people to watch unauthorized broadcasts of Saturday night’s big boxing match might have been new, but to longtime media executives, who have led one battle against piracy after another, it was the same old story.Technology and its acolytes always find a way to make their content free.In the latest case, the tools used to watch the welterweight boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeat Manny Pacquiao included mobile apps, from Meerkat and Twitter’s Periscope, that let people live-stream the pay-per-view bout by capturing their TV screens with the cameras on their smartphones.
www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/technology/with-boxing-match-video-piracy-battle-enters-latest-round-mobile-apps.htmlAlso see:Boxing broadcasters battle Periscope’s pirates
Rights-holders to Saturday’s Mayweather v Pacquiao boxing match have forced recordings of the bout to be removed from the video streaming app Periscope.But TV networks HBO and Showtime would have been too late to prevent some users from watching the action live.

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