Italy: ‘Pirated IPTV is now a transversal phenomenon’

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Italy’s Federation for the Protection of Audiovisual and Multimedia Content (FAPAV) reported an operation by the Guardia di Finanza of Ascoli Piceno in Italy’s Marche region, to shut down and dismantle an entrepreneur who was selling illegal packages of pirated TV programming.

The operation “tells us that pirated IPTV is now a transversal phenomenon that, for its easy earnings, can attract anyone, even respectable entrepreneurs and traders, as is the case in point,” said FAPAV Secretary General Federico Bagnoli Rossi.  Piracy Monitor interprets the word ‘transversal’ as universal; that anyone can do it.

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Read the FAPAV press release (Auto-translated to English from Italian by Google Translate)

Why it matters

“It is essential not to let our guard down against a phenomenon, such as piracy, which causes over 1 billion euros a year in damage to the country system with a particular impact on the media and ‘entertainment including legal content distribution platforms,” said Mr. Bagnoli Rossi.  “Interventions like this are fundamental to safeguard the value of the product together with synergistic actions by all the parties involved,” he said.

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