End the websites and apps that infringe copyright is one of the main objectives of the European Commission. In addition, as we said, they are already very clear about the IPTV apps and services that bypass copyright. Therefore, they are more than monitored and action will be taken accordingly.
Illegal IPTV services
For a long time, piracy has been one of the great concerns within the audiovisual sector. Especially, due to the profits that are distributed among the companies when taking advantage of their productions or events in particular, such as a football match, a Formula 1 race, etc. However, the European Commission has been closely monitoring the IPTV apps and websites that move more content that does not comply with the Copyright.
And, therefore, now we know what they are and what is going to happen next. The IPTV apps and services that infringe copyright are:
In their recent report, they even mention how easy it is for users to download these apps (if they have any) from the web portal itself or even from the Android or iOS app stores: Google Play o App Store. For this reason, over time, the audiovisual sector has been denouncing different apps with the aim of ending these pirated IPTV services.
money from piracy
At the time, the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), already made it clear what the situation of piracy was and, therefore, of the violation of copyright in audiovisual content such as films, series, documentaries, sporting events, etc. In fact, the following information was left in his report: piracy moved around 464,000 million dollars. This represented 2.5% of the total.
And, in this new report from the European Commission, it is revealed who are accused of using illegal IPTV services. In addition, within said report you can see how they have closely followed the activity of these applications and websites since December 15, 2021 and February 14, 2022.
In addition to this recent study, we can also see how in the previous EUIPO report of 2021, the amount that 5.8% of third-party imports were counterfeit or were content without copyright was also reflected. All this represented a value of more than 119,000 million euros. Among the contents mentioned in said study, reference is made to the fact that they were unauthorized downloads of both movies, series or documentarieslike video games or musicamong other content.
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