The Association to Combat Audiovisual Piracy (ALPA) has long been fighting against illegal IPTV services. This week, ALPA celebrates its first major victory as the association has managed to block 8 illegal IPTVs.
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More precisely, if this initiative comes from ALPA, the association could count on the Syndicat de l’Edition Vidéo Numérique (SEVN), television channels such as the TF1 group, Canal Plus or M6, as well as the support of the Union of Cinema Producers and the CNC Overcoming these IPTVs. That decision was made on December 17th, and now all ISPs are blocking these illegal services.
ALPA intends to multiply this type of action after this first success
The main defense strategy used by ALPA was Article L.336-2 of the Intellectual Property Law. This article enables implementation in the context of a proven violation “All appropriate measures to prevent or end such infringement of copyright or any related right against any person who can help remedy the situation.”
The ALPA criticizes these services, based outside France, for offering their users a wide variety of counterfeit works and a wide range of free or paid channels for the price of an annual or monthly subscription. While we don’t want users to know that this is an illegal practice, the ridiculous price of subscribing to such an abundance of content should usually be ignored. Among the services affected by this block, we can find iptv-teli.com, ddnc.us, platinumiptv.pro, primeplus.tv or even xtream.ws.
The Association for the Fight against Audiovisual Piracy sees this as a victory and points out in its press release that it does not intend to stop here so other illegal IPTVs could be affected by this genre blocking in the near future.