MUMBAI: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 India host broadcaster Viacom18 has secured a "John Doe" injunction order from the Madras High Court to protect "infringement of copyrights" (read signal piracy) for the ongoing edition of world football's biggest quadrennial tournament. 

In a commercial suit filed before the Madras High Court, Viacom18 Media Private Limited (Viacom18) has secured a John Doe injunction order to protect infringement of copyrights for the FIFA World Cup, which launched on 20th November in Qatar. 

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Monday restrained the unauthorised broadcast of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics by several rogue websites, multi-system operators and local cable operators.
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MUMBAI: Three months after beIN Sports walked away from contract renewal talks with the Bundesliga, citing piracy as the primary factor, the Qatar-based sportscaster announced a four-year renewal of Premier League media rights, securing exclusive EPL coverage in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) until the end of the 2025 season. 
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LYON: Europe’s football governing body UEFA has issued a tender for a new anti-piracy service provider. The move comes in the wake of an investigation into Saudi-operated pirate operation BeoutQ from the World Trade Organisation.
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DOHA: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the State of Qatar welcomed the June 16 ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had breached intellectual property rights (IPR) by refusing to take action against the beoutQ piracy channel and instead actively promoted this piracy.
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MADRID: LaLiga has reached an agreement with global tech giant Google in which the latter will remove all those websites that provide illegal streaming of all the tournament’s matches in Spain, Advanced Television reports.
Jul 13, 2018 17:07
DUBAI: The World Cup is all but over so one could question the point of the exercise but FIFA has "engaged counsel to take legal action in Saudi Arabia" against BeOutQ for illegally broadcasting World Cup matches in the Middle East, as other sports federations have joined a chorus of calls for the pirate operator's closure.
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DUBAI: Saudi-based pirate broadcaster BeOutQ has now added tennis to its ever growing list of sports, the official rights for which are held by Qatar-based beIN Sport, that it broadcasts with impunity in the region. 
Jun 23, 2018 14:06
MUMBAI: To the chorus of condemnation against Saudi Arabia headquartered pirate streaming service BeOutQ, which has with state backing been illegally broadcasting the ongoing FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the rights for which are with Doha-based beIN Sports, add world football's financial powerhouse UEFA.