There are a number of risks associated with illicit streams of Premier League matches
Today’s match will be between Newcastle United and Manchester United at 3pm. Because of the return of one player, the game is expected to be the most important of this season’s EPL seasons. Cristiano Ronaldo, the football star and superstar Cristiano will be making his second appearance for Manchester United since he was expelled in 2009.
Ronaldo was permitted to depart the Portugal camp early to allow him to train with the Manchester United team since Tuesday. He will look to support his teammates in their continued strong start to this season. The side has won every fixture thus far.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United promises to be an historic match, but for the wrong reasons.
This is because, while every country will have the ability to view the match live on television, there are a few exceptions. The United Kingdom, Turkmenistan and North Korea will be unable to view Cristiano Ronaldo’s return on the pitch wearing the Manchester United kit.
During the September match selections, the Manchester United vs Newcastle United game was not selected by any of the British broadcasters that carry the EPL this year – Sky Sports (BT Sport), Amazon Prime, and Sky Sports. It was moved to Saturday’s 3pm slot, as it is protected by the “broadcast blockout” rule that protects attendance at football stadiums in the UK.
The only place in the UK that can legally watch this match is Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Newcastle is set to be the most illegally streamed game ever, with almost over 2million people set to watch it via an illegal stream #MUFC
United Update (@UnitedsUpdate).September 11, 2021
However, that doesn’t mean thousands of people won’t watch from their homes. UnitedUpdate: Manchester United vs Newcastle is “set to be the most illegally streamed match ever.” Its data shows that more than 2 million people watched the game via illegal streams today. Express.co.uk was unable to confirm these figures. However, it is clear that the match will see great online viewing. The lockdown saw all Premier League matches televised in the UK last year. This led to a rise in piracy. The EPL was at its height with nearly two million people admitting that they illegally streamed matches.
It is illegal to download or watch copyright-protected content for free. Anyone found to have distributed illegal ways to view top-flight soccer fixtures can be subject to severe penalties. West Mercia Police arrested a man in July for illegally streaming pay-TV channels. FACT had assisted police in this case.
Officers have also recently visited homes in Essex, Hertfordshire, West Yorkshire and Pembrokeshire. A notice is given to homeowners to stop illegal streaming activities when the police arrive at an address. This is a significant step up from previous anti-piracy measures. Similar notices have been sent in the past by broadband providers, including Sky and BT to address believed to be receiving streaming content.
Under UK law, the only people who can watch the match legally today are sitting in Old Trafford
The Internet providers can detect when their customers use their broadband to illegally view copyrighted content. This could be done using streaming sites or illicit set top boxes like IPTV Boxes and Kodi.
FACT’s Chief Executive Officer, Kieron Sharp said that FACT uses a variety of strategies to stop illegal streaming. We continuously target different aspects of global piracy, taking into account the severity of offending in order to take effective and proportionate actions. We are sending a clear signal by taking such measures. Anyone who is motivated by financial gain should know that piracy is fraud. Police will take this serious.
Illegal streaming poses more than just a threat to your home, according to local authorities. Researchers have consistently found an increase in credit card fraud and malware when illegal streaming sites and services are used. Many IPTV boxes are sold for as low as £20 per month and provide access to Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, and other premium channels. Paying for illegal streaming options can expose your debit or credit card to criminals who may use them (or keep them secure and encrypted).
Sharp warned viewers that there are increased risk when they choose low-cost or free illicit alternatives. Sharp said: “Now, the Premier League season has started, some fans might be tempted to not view the matches properly on the proper channels or select devices. The risks for users can not be ignored. Clicking on misleading ads or links can lead to your device becoming infected with viruses, ransomware or data breaches.
Webroot, a cybersecurity company found that 92% of the illegal streaming websites used to pirate sports content in a single weekend promoted a variety of Bitcoin scams and mobile apps as well as malware threats. Unauthorized websites and add-ons can also allow viewers to view content online. This could expose them (young or old) and their children to inappropriate content and explicit ads. These unauthorised sites, devices, apps, and any content they have access to, are not regulated like most legal sources.
The news of this latest fine comes after a Sky customer is being forced to pay PS5,000 after his account was linked to an illegal stream on Facebook.
Publited Sat, 11 Sep 2021 at 13:35:08 (+0000).