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US Seizes 55 Websites For Live-Streaming The World Cup Illegally

The United States Justice Department has on  Monday said Fifty-five websites have been seized for illegally live-streaming matches from the World Cup in Qatar.

According to a FIFA representative, during his statement, the websites were shut down due to the fact that it was been used to distribute copyright-infringing content without the authorization of the soccer world governing body.

it is therefore pertinent to know that FIFA holds exclusive rights to the World Cup, which has reached the semi-final stage.

“While many may believe that such websites do not constitute serious threats, the infringement upon rights holders of any intellectual property is a growing threat to our economic viability,” said special agent James Harris of the Homeland Security Department.

“The impact can be felt across multiple industries, and it can be the conduit to other forms of criminal activity,” Harris said.

Though the Justice Department did not identify the seized websites however, he said visitors to the sites would be redirected to another site for additional information.

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