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  • Tackling Online Piracy of Live Sporting Events

    May 19, 2021 by European Parliament

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    MEPs want illegal streaming of live sporting events to be blocked in real time and organisers’ rights to be strengthened.

    In a report adopted on Wednesday, MEPs set out proposals to crack down on the growing phenomenon of illegal broadcasting of live sporting events. To help combat the problem, MEPs call on the Commission to clarify and improve the current EU framework on intellectual property rights for live sport events, currently not subject to copyright protection, and to introduce specific provisions regarding the rights of sport event organisers, for whom licensing of broadcasting rights are a key source of income. Some member states, however, have introduced specific legal protection from which organisers can benefit.

    Read more on official EU Parliament website....

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