Anti-Piracy Coalition Boasts Massive Sports Streaming Disruption Campaign
The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy is reporting the completion of a highly successful anti-piracy campaign to protect live cricket broadcasts of the Indian Premier League. The announcement is good news for rightsholders while standing in sharp contrast to comments from other stakeholders, who repeatedly argue that tougher legislation is required.
In recent years, rightsholders of major sports events have complained that current legislative frameworks fail to provide efficient tools to tackle live streaming piracy.
This problem was highlighted repeatedly last year as the European Commission drafted its plans to tackle ‘live piracy’ going forward.
A group of more than a hundred stakeholders, including several of the largest sports organizations, called on the Commission to propose new legislation to effectively deal with the problem. Their motto: “End Live Piracy Now“.
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