The extremely popular sports streaming site Rojadirecta has lost a battle in Italian Court to media powerhouse Mediaset.
This comes after various countries including the UK, Denmark, and Uruguay have ordered ISPs to block the well-known website.
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As reported by TorrentFreak, Rojadirecta has been ordered to pay over €500,000 in damages to Mediaset.
This is a small fraction of the €29 million that was allegedly sought after by Mediaset.
Rojadirecta is one of the most well-known sports streaming sites available today, especially in Italy and other European countries.
It has come under legal pressure numerous times including being outlawed by authorities in Spain.
Most recently, however, the well-known media company Mediaset pursued legal action against Rojadirecta in an Italian court.
The lawsuit alleged copyright infringement and was ultimately ruled by the court of Rome.
A verdict was eventually reached which was summarized in a press release by Mediaset.
The statement from Mediaset noted the following:
The Court found Rojadirecta’s full responsibility for having put a available to the public in an unlawful and systematic way all sports rights acquired by Mediaset since 2010. Rojadirecta was sentenced to compensate Mediaset with the sum of € 529,579.50 in addition to € 24,786.00 for interest and legal fees.
It also went on to state that Rojadirecta was directed to compensate Mediaset for copyright infringement audiovisuals with commercial exploitation.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen media companies target streaming sites and apps:
This is likely not the last time we will see Rojadirecta and other streaming sites come under legal fire.
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