Anti-Piracy

La Liga ‘Uses its App to Spy on Illegal Broadcasts’ (TVB Europe)

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Spain’s Liga de Fútbol Profesional is reportedly using its La Liga app to track down illegal broadcasts of matches. The app asks to access the microphone on a user’s smartphone. The microphone then uses the mic to “detect if what it sounds like is a bar or public establishment where a football match is being projected without paying the fee established by the chains that own the broadcasting rights.”