And this week MEPs continued to push ahead with stronger powers for clamping down on piracy.
As reported by the EU Reporter website, on Tuesday April 13 a report calling for the immediate removal of illegal live streams was approved.
MEPs are calling for concrete measures to be enforced that ensures online services take down an illegal live stream when they are notified.
The removal of the illicit live stream should happen within minutes, no later than 30 minutes after the start of the event.
These takedown notices could be sent to be streaming services, but may also be sent to hosting providers.
Adrián Vázquez Lázara, the chair of the legal Affairs committee, said the specific aim is “tackle those thousands and thousands of illegal broadcasters [who] get the signal from different sporting events across Europe and broadcast it illegally.”