Streaming and BitTorrent Sports Links Site Declared LegalTorrentFreak #Audiovisual_SportJanuary 13, 2019
In 2007, Rojadirecta , which describes itself as one of the world’s major Internet sports broadcast indexes (linking to many soccer events plus NBA, MLB, NFL, NPB, IPL etc), was reported for copyright infringement by sports rights holder Audiovisual Sport.
Rojadirecta is a site that indexes http links to sports streams that can already be found on the Internet, and also carries links to .torrent files.
It doesn’t host anything at all, it just carries links.
“In 2007 we publshed a press release where we interpreted the report as an intimidating tactic with which we thought the company believed we would give in to the interests of Audiovisual Sport without the need for justice to be handed down,” he told us.
So we expected that outcome but we knew it was going to take a lot of time because Spanish courts are totally overloaded with work for many years now.
“Audiovisual Sport was basically saying that we provide software that allows our users to watch content that in Spain is broadcasted with a encrypted system – probably trying to use a law that was created to stop people using satellite TV decoders without paying,” Rojadirecta’s admin told TorrentFreak.
The police expert’s report explained that this is not what P2P TV software does.
Dismissing the case, the court went on to say that Rojadirecta merely offered links to software and links that enabled users to watch the events.
“We knew that it was a matter of time, because time, and especially logic showed we were right,” Rojadirecta’s admin told us.
A defiant and fully legal Rojadirecta says that sports broadcasts via the Internet of the Spanish soccer league will continue to be linked to via the site, along with many other sporting events from around the world including Champions League, Premier League, Serie A, NBA, MLB, NFL, NPB, IPL etc.