Spain sets out to close largest sports streaming pirate site

Celebrated by Mediapro, owner and manager of several sports broadcasting rights in Spain, the decision will see the closure of one of the largest pirate platforms of the Spanish-speaking community.

If by next Friday (4 December) Rojadirecta.me hasn’t stop streaming, ISPs have been ordered to “interrupt data transmission, data storing, telecom access and any other service.”

The commercial court of the city of A Coruña said Rojadirecta “incurs unfair competition, as it uses the streaming of content owned by third companies to profit through advertising, and this activity means a financial risk for rights owners”.

The decision comes after one court in Madrid forced the site to break its links and immediately stop working last summer. Even though Rojadirecta was near to closure then, it has continued working so far.

According to La Liga, the Spanish football league, the site is thought to cost the broadcast industry €500 million per year in Spain alone through piracy of content.

Article source: http://www.rapidtvnews.com/2015112840843/spain-sets-out-to-close-largest-sports-streaming-pirate-site.html

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