LaLiga and Movistar have obtained a new authorization to block football broadcasts in less than three hours. A few days before the new season begins, the Justice has granted them permission for two new lists of domains, IP addresses and web addresses where all operators will be obliged to block the content in case it is detected that they are broadcasting football matches. football without rights.
This is a new legal victory for LaLiga and Movistar, which already at the beginning of the year asked the European Commission to ban up to 85 IPTV applications. The Justice has not issued any order to directly block these websites, but it has authorized operators to be requested to quickly cancel a football broadcast.
Movistar and LaLiga win a new trial to block football
LaLiga and Movistar Plus have won a joint lawsuit presented before the Mercantile Court No. 19 of Barcelona, as described by Cinco Días. It enables them to weekly block access to domains that facilitate the broadcast of LaLiga.
This sentence follows the line of the authorization that they already obtained in 2020 but that had expired. Now the Justice has extended this permission, with new domains, for a longer time and with the power to order the blocking of a broadcast in less than three hours from the notification.
As explained by Movistar, this measure is “necessary for the numerous cases that flagrantly affect the exploitation of our rights.” As described by the judge, the measure it is a dynamic block, since instead of affecting the entire web, it is only applied in a timely manner to certain URLs, IPs and domains.
The Spanish football league begins on August 12, but the new blocking of broadcasts will begin on August 8 and It will be valid until the 2024-2025 season..
Operator blockages of broadcasts without football rights have tripled in recent years. Again, the Spanish Justice has once again sided with copyright managers to speed up football blocking. A resolution with a very adequate timing, since it arrives just in time for the new season.
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