Spain: ACE, sport leagues, also help take down 40,000 channel pirate

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UPDATE: In mid-June, Europol announced the shut-down of a Spanish video pirate that was distributing over 40,000 channels of stolen TV programming, by a coalition of participants that included the Danish Rights Alliance.

Additional participants were reported on June 17, including the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) which operates the German Bundesliga, Spain’s LaLiga, Nagra and Nordic Content Protection. ACE, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment also participated.

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Read the details at Plataformas (translated from Spanish by Google Translate).

Why it matters

According to reports, while the pirate was based in Spain, it operated worldwide, including in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United State

It takes multinational cooperation between media providers, industry advocates and law enforcement to take down a piracy operation that’s fueled by assets from many countries.  It takes time to build and confirm the evidence, and it takes commitment to work together toward a common goal.

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