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2023 Author: Donald Evans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 05:03
The truth is that in Spain we have already seen actions against pages as popular as Roja Directa, but in the United Kingdom they are also taking measures. Now the Premier League blocks more football streaming pages, making it difficult to follow matches outside of channels that have official broadcasting rights.
In this case, what has happened is that the Premier League and the Football Association have added new pages to the list of which British Internet users cannot access, which is mandatory, since the country's justice system is ultimately responsible for the order. Therefore, Internet providers prevent their customers from entering these pages.
Among them are 3pmstream.com, ifirstrowuk.eu and rojadirecta.es, although the complete list is 51 domains. In many cases, these are repeat pages, who have moved to new domains to get around the blocking of Premier League football pages. We've reported performances in the UK in the past, and it looks like they're going to continue.
We must not forget that football moves a lot of money, and the owners of the rights want to make their investment profitable But we cannot deny that this sport is a spectacle of public interest, and should be easily accessible.
Spain is in a similar situation
The truth is that the blocking of football pages by the Premier League should not surprise us, because in Spain and Italy similar measures have been taken. We have already discussed the case of Roja Directa, but there are more similarities.
After the blockade of Roja Directa, new domains appeared, which continue to allow access to the matches. They might get blocked too, but then their creators will already have others prepared, and the problem will persist. The legal battle seems long both in Spain and in the United Kingdom, at least as long as the current legislative framework is maintained.
So it looks like the UK is in a similar situation to us, although they have a list of blocked pages, and here each court pronounces individually on each case. In the end, neither system is really effective.
What do you think about the Premier League blocking more streaming football pages? Is this a fair measure to protect broadcasting rights, or a way to take advantage of fans?