The popular unauthorized IPTV lists are very frowned upon by the operators, since they share content that is protected by the copyright of the different channel owners or even football itself. But the governments of Europe are getting really serious with this type of content, and we have the clearest example in Italy where the Chamber of Deputies has approved a law to block these transmissions and that it is now in the hands of the Senate.
If finally approved by the Senate, telecoms regulator AGCOM, broadcasters and affiliates will be able to block transmissions in minutes or seconds. And of course, all the providers of these transmissions are going to face three years in prison and fines of 5,000 for those users who consume it.
Italy is one of the countries of the European Union where content that does not comply with copyright legislation has been most persecuted. Specifically they are more than 3,200 domains that have been blocked with great efficiency, as the regulator has the ability to issue a blocking order within a few days of receiving the rights holder’s complaint.
This bill, which has been approved by one of the two chambers, has received the unanimous support of the deputies and the Senate is expected to follow the same path. This legislation has the seal of the football industry who loses a lot of money due to those platforms that share football through an IPTV list. Obviously this means that users do not have to pay the operators that buy the soccer rights, and a large amount of money is lost.
As we have previously commented, AGCOM will be able to order the immediate closure of IPTV transmissions with orders that must be answered within 30 minutes. But although at first you may think that this is a purely manual service, but in a few months from the approval of this law, an automatic system is expected to be implemented. This will be able to detect the content and block it almost instantly. And the fines could be really high for all those who consume it and their IP address is detected as they can receive a penalty of up to 5,000 euros depending on the seriousness of the facts.
This law shows that Italy is not going to tremble with all the unauthorized content on the internet. It is possible that this law works well too required in other countries of the European Union such as Spain to put at bay the contents that do not satisfy those companies that hold the copyright.
Via | torrentfreak
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