Combating online piracy of live content: call for evidence

Actualités juridiques

As announced in the 2023 Commission work programme, the Commission will adopt a Recommendation on piracy of live content offering a toolbox to combat the illegal streaming of live events, in particular sports events. The Commission would like to consult the stakeholders in a call for evidence in order to identify the best available means in Union law to help broadcasters and live events organisers, including sports event organisers, to prevent online piracy, i.e. unauthorised retransmissions of broadcasts of live events.  Stakeholders consulted include in particular holders of rights in transmission of live events and related broadcasts, such as broadcasters, sports event organisers, live cultural events organisers, promoters and venues, online platforms and intermediaries.

Should you wish to participate directly to the call for evidence, the details of the consultation, which is open until the 10 February 2023, is available here.