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Sony Sends Preemptive FIFA World Cup Copyright Warnings

Postby MrFredPFL » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:06 pm

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Sony Entertainment Network operates a number of TV channels, such as Sony ESPN, that have the rights to broadcast the 2018 FIFA World Cup. TorrentFreak has learned that through an anti-piracy partner, Sony has started sending out preemptive warnings to illicit streaming sites. The letter advises against the unauthorized streaming of matches while threatening civil and criminal action.

In years gone by, an event like the upcoming FIFA World Cup wouldn’t have been drastically affected by piracy.

Most people like to watch matches as they happen so systems like BitTorrent, that offer after-the-fact content, weren’t particularly useful.

These days, however, there are hundreds of unlicensed platforms fully capable of transmitting live content, meaning that the World Cup is within reach of anyone with a half decent Internet connection.

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