Foxtel’s plan to stop piracy

Jarrod Sierocki

Foxtel is taking legal action against several people who live streamed the Mundine v Green fight on Facebook

Facebook and Foxtel have joined forces to stop illegal broadcasts of sporting events.

DON’T expect to see any more illegal streams of content being live broadcast on Facebook, with Foxtel and the social media platform joining forces to stop piracy.

Following the debacle of the Danny Green-Anthony Mundine fight being illegally streamed on Facebook Live, both companies have been developing a new tool to put a stop to the unlawful act.

While Facebook already has software allowing rights owners to track down unauthorised streams of TV shows and movies, Foxtel chief Peter Tonagh said this will be the first time the tools tackle real-time broadcasts.

“We are working on a new tool with Facebook that will allow us to upload a large stream of our events to Facebook headquarters where it can be tracked,” he told The Australian.

“If that content is matched on users’ accounts where…

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