The Italian broadcaster Mediaset has won a judgment against Rojadirecta, a notorious sports piracy site managed by a Spanish company, and must pay nearly 530,000 euros in restitution to Mediaset, plus an additional nearly 25,000 euros in legal fees.
Read the full FAPAV news release “Court of Rome condemns Rojadirecta to compensate Mediaset.” (auto-translated from Italian to English by Google Translate).
Why it matters
“(The ruling) highlights the enormous damage and losses that are hidden due to audiovisual piracy ”, commented the FAPAV President, Federico Bagnoli Rossi. “We are referring to a real criminal system, structured and with international ramifications…”
“With 1.7 billion euros of losses (in Italy), damages estimated at over 267 million euros for the sports industry, and an increasing incidence with regard to live sporting events, it is now essential to adopt measures that provide for the timely removal of the contents or the blocking of the illicit portal itself,” he said.