Flash against pirate television, central discovery also in Palermo. Bad News for Those Who Normally Watch Football Games, Television Shows and Films on Illegal Streaming Services: With a maxi-flash of 100 Special Forces Protection of Privacy and Technological Fraud officers from the Palermo Financial Authority and others Italian cities have undergone a major international operation to counteract pirate television. In particular, the Fiamme Gialle have defeated the main underground organization designed and responsible for the widespread illegal Internet transmission of pay-TV broadcasters, better known as IPTV (Internet Protocol Television), and confiscated and obscured the IT platform & # 39; ; Xtream Codes & # 39 ;.
In detail, the Fiamme Gialle informs that eight European investigations against a cross-border criminal organization issued by the Procuratorate of Naples are carried out simultaneously in the Netherlands, France, Greece, Germany and Bulgaria with numerous searches on the territory.
In recent weeks, at the end of a complicated "high-tech" investigation, the police destroyed a pirated IT infrastructure that allowed abusive reproduction of all Sky programming over the Internet. A 35-year-old Palermo gold medalist struggling. In your apartment you found 57 decoders and a good 1
Blitz against Pirate TV: What happens now and what do users risk?
What will happen to these "pirate" channels? What do users risk? The highly accurate technical computer survey conducted by the Postal Police to broadcast the streaming signals allowed the identification of foreign sources from which the "pirate signal" emanated: the channels on which they were illegally streamed, games, series and films will no longer be visible. The number of those affected is very high: according to reports by the Guardia di Finanza, only 5 million users in Italy benefited from these services. By contrast, sales of blocked IPTVs are estimated at around € 2 billion.
In addition, around 200 accounts have been identified, including PayPal accounts, repayment accounts, checking accounts, and purses that are under investigation. Acquisition of over 200 servers and 80 domains with 20 Europe-wide searches at sites of companies and providers. Thanks to this technology, a dense commercial network spread throughout the national territory and located mainly in Lombardy, Veneto, Campania, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily, received the signal to illegally package whole packages of content for later resale to the end customer Buy a price of around 12 euros to watch all major TV programs with a single subscription
What happens to pirate copies of TV operators and users? The GDF is directly responsible: & # 39; & # 39; In relation to the persons responsible for the organization, you are involved in criminal organizations aiming at the illicit duplication and marketing of IPTV under the difficult circumstances of transnational crime. Compared to the users of the service is a prison sentence of six months to three years and a fine of up to 25,822 euros provided. Users who subscribe to the Xtream Codes platform are at greatest risk: at the time of the shutdown, 700,000 users were online using the service.
Flash against pirate television: abductions and suspects all over Italy
Confiscation of 150 cards between debit cards, back payment, Paypal account and checking account and a total of 25 suspects with various platforms connected to the platform in Italy – in Palermo and Rome, Taranto , Avellino, Caserta, Cosenza, Messina, Vicenza, Bari – and abroad – including Switzerland, Malta, Holland and France. The group had a significant operational base in the Neapolitan capital: two of the suspects are from Naples, they are considered leaders of the club and organizers.
In addition, in the international operation "Eclissi", which is coordinated by the prosecutor's office and the agencies internationally, Eurojust and Europol's goal was to cooperate with the police and the judicial authorities of the five European countries in support dismantle and obscure the system by converting the analog pay-TV signal (Sky, Dazn, Mediaset, Netflix, and others have illegally converted it into a digital web signal.)
Blitz against pirate television: thank you Palermo Miccichè
"I wish – said the President of the Lega Serie A, the Palermo Gaetano Miccichè – the collapse with the police for this unprecedented operation Piracy is a plague that devours the resources otherwise invested and feeds the underworld circles in Italy, economic and employment damage exceeds one billion euros, and the Serie A league has provided funds to ieses criminal phenomenon combat number of pirates already in this league, in the short term to zero the illegal transmission of audiovisual flows. "
" Operations like today show us that we are on the right track – added Miccichè -. We are sure that this is the first big step in a series of important operations, and I can assure you that the Serie A League will never fail in its support and cooperation and ".
Flash against pirate television, codacons:" With piracy rising prices "
" We welcome the Fiamme Gialle for the important action to protect the legality and honest users. The phenomenon of piracy in the world of pay-TV has existed for years and affects more than 5 million Italians. Piracy is not only a form of illegality, but also leads to an unfair increase in fees for those who regularly subscribe to pay-TV. "Codacons President Carlo Rienzi said he was fighting payday piracy -tv Codacons estimates that widespread use of platforms that allow you to watch pay-TV for free has had up to 10% impact on TV subscription rates all users who watch TV regularly You buy packages for pay-TV.