The use is IPTV channels, IPTV lists and IPTV content in Europe will soon be illegal and, moreover, this will be a reason to be fined. Yes, the persecution of the retransmission of paid content through IPTV channels has intensified throughout Europe, although Italy is one of the pioneers in this matter. IPTV.
Throughout the months since 2023, Italy has been taking small steps with which it intends to eliminate the use of illegal IPTV lists. Among all these steps, what he has done is launch a proposal within the Chamber of Deputies that has been unanimously approved and which, now, awaits approval by the Senate of the Republic.
This proposal is an important step in the fight against the different digital mafias that sell IPTV lists, IPTV channels and, logically, offer IPTV services that are completely illegal. In the event that the Senate of the Republic of Italy approves this proposal, the fines will be up to 5,000 euros.
The figure is high and is excused behind a fight against piracy, specifically against the retransmission of paid content through the use of IPTV such as matches of any sport such as different football matches in different leagues or championships, both national as international.
Italy continues its fight against IPTV with the threat of fines of up to 5,000 euros
Pirated IPTV has been a growing problem in Italy in recent years, and it is estimated that there are more than one million users using license-free IPTV services. Pirate IPTV providers often offer a wide range of content, including sports, movies, and TV shows, at much lower prices than legal providers.
The bill’s movement to the Senate of the Republic of Italy has been welcomed by copyright advocates and rights holders in Italy. According to them, the law is an important step to protect intellectual property and combat online piracy. Of course, we will have to see the nuances of this bill.
If approved, it will allow the Italian authorities to take more effective measures against those who infringe intellectual property rights and offer unlicensed IPTV services. We will have to wait to see how it affects, for example, free IPTV content that does not involve a violation of rights.