Pirated broadcasts of sports games are a big problem that bothers everyone involved, it creates many financial losses for the broadcasting franchises and also for the broadcast leagues themselves, the management of La Liga has taken the fight against the phenomenon one step further.
The organization has established a team of more than 30 employees whose job is to fight the phenomenon, and the struggle is indeed bearing fruit. The head of La Liga, Javier Tevez, said at a special conference that they had succeeded in getting Google and Apple to remove from the app stores more than 58 apps that broadcast from the Spanish league and other sports.
According to Tevez, more than a million users in Spain, and no less than 4 million worldwide, have downloaded the apps, watching broadcasts transmitted from 46,000 IP addresses worldwide. When asked how they intend to prevent those who have already downloaded the apps, Tevez replied: "This is another struggle of ours: that those who downloaded them on their mobile phones already have them and now we have to work to eliminate them. We're talking to Google and other platforms so they can be located on these mobile phones. If it can be done and it is done, for example, for crimes like child pornography. And for intellectual property, which is theft, then it can also be done here, it's also theft."
Tevez admitted that there is a serious problem that they cannot deal with: the TikTok app, through which many broadcasts are transmitted, but because the app is based in China, it is very difficult to act against it.
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