FIFA World Cup 2014: Illegal 2014 World Cup Streaming Web Sites Threatened by FIFA
By Tarun Mazumdar | June 13, 2014 4:09 PM EST
In order to stop the illegal streaming of World Cup matches, FIFA has taken actions. Apparently, FIFA has sent warnings to the owners of different Web sites that host or link to illegal live streams of World Cup and other sports events. The organisation states the site owners face criminal liability.
Millions of people across the globe are set to witness FIFA World Cup 2014 that started in Brazil. According to TorrentFreak's report, most of the people watch the World Cup via legal mediums like licensed broadcasters. However, there are many who watch through illegal streaming sites. The streams are available through different Web sites like Rojadirecta and Firstrow.
Now FIFA has contacted the owners of these unauthorised streaming Web sites. The sports organisation has asked the owners to take down the streams as soon as they can and those who will not must be ready to face criminal charges.
"Due to the nature of your service, we anticipate that a large number of users will continually use your website to create, distribute and/or link to live streams via the Internet of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM. We want to ensure that all infringing streams can be promptly identified and removed, regardless of whether they can be viewed openly or through private areas of your site," writes FIFA in the letter (via TorrentFreak).
FIFA wants the Web site owners to immediately stop the users' access to illegal broadcasts as and when pointed out. The letter also states that the Web sites owners are responsible for any illegal content.
FIFA has provided the dates and times of all the World Cup 2014 matches and it wants the Web sites to promptly take actions against any unauthorised FIFA World 2014 streaming links.
Also, FIFA has collaborated with NetResult, a monitoring and enforcement organisation, which can remove World Cup 2014 streams.
The letter warns that the Web sites operators must remove the links of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil by June 12 or be ready to criminal and civil charges.
"Should you fail to implement either of the above by the beginning of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM on June 12, your failure to comply will expose you to civil and criminal liability," reads the letter.
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