Canada’s Federal Court Issues FIFA World Cup Piracy Blocking Order
Piracy-blocking efforts in Canada continue to expand. The Federal Court previously issued orders targeting IPTV and NHL streaming sources and last week, a new piracy-blocking order was handed down. It requires local ISPs to prevent subscribers from accessing pirated streams of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Next month, billions of people from all over the world will tune in to watch the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Most viewers will do so through authorized services but events like this draw massive pirate audiences as well.
Since this type of live-streaming piracy is a grave concern for rightsholders around the world, mitigation measures are already being prepared. In Canada, several media companies decided that sitting on the sidelines was not an option, so took their battle to court.
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