Google has removed from its store the pirated application Live Football TV HD from which it was possible to access an illegal streaming platform downloaded by over half a million users. The application was used to watch sporting events, including obviously the Italian football championship. “It’s just the beginning”, the Agcom commissioner tells, Massimiliano Capitanio.

“This action – he explains – is the result of the synergies put in place by Parliament, by Agcom, by rights holders, by telephone companies and by Internet Service providers to eradicate a phenomenon that causes Italy to lose 1.7 billion every year and over 10,000 jobs. Thousands of users still don’t know today that watching a game illegally and clandestinely is a crime and carries a fine of up to 5,000 euros. Sanction that can be imposed, in fact, on all users who use applications to illegally watch football matches and other sporting events covered by copyright.”

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