Police Have a ‘Secret Weapon’ to Stop Fans Streaming Pirate TV

Usually in this Tuesday morning space we bring the latest developments in cord cutting. The latest positive developments, we mean. Today, however, to get the New Year off to a start, we’ve got a whole other angle to explore.

What do you think about the substance of the article below? Positive? Negative? Let us know.

by Andy Maxwell

Police, anti-piracy groups, and sports companies are fighting a battle, not only to prevent pirate IPTV services from operating but also to stop fans from becoming illegal streaming customers. Interestingly, a potent part of their arsenal consists only of carefully constructed words that, when delivered into the hands of the lazy and unscrupulous, can be amplified to distort and mislead.

As a publication entirely dedicated to reporting on copyright, piracy, torrent and streaming sites (plus all things closely related), here at TorrentFreak we aim to tell all ‘sides’ of the story.

We do not shy away from reports that show that piracy hurts sales and we have no problem publishing research projects that show completely the opposite.

It’s called balanced reporting and it hurts absolutely no one. Indeed, the whole idea is to present people with facts and allow them to make informed decisions. Generally, it’s all wrapped up in a desire not to treat our valued readers with contempt.

[Last week] we published a piece with ideas about how pirate IPTV might prove less popular with consumers during 2021. But there’s another element too, one that deserves a closer look.

Legal Basics

To clear a few things up before we begin, there’s no doubt that some piracy operations amount to organized crime. Large IPTV providers, with many staff and hundreds of thousands of customers generating millions in profit, could easily fall into that category. This isn’t a surprise to them, they know what they’re doing, and may or may not be ready to do the time. Their choice, their problem….

Read it all at torrentfreak.com

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