Every day the concerns of copyright holders grow as more and more users of live-streaming video app Periscope share life music concerts videos in the real-time mode as well as sport events, films or cable TV shows for free.
Ben Bennett, senior vice president of business development at Irdeto, states that it is extremely difficult to catch and take down companies that share live-streaming video of important events. But it is necessary to do so as the value of the real-time event decreases every minute after it is over.
The owner of the Periscope app, Twitter made a statement that the goal of the app is to make is a place for excitement for everybody and gives immediate reaction to any message about violation of copyright.
Despite the fact that live video streaming exists more than ten years, the mobile apps aimed to provide mobile live-streaming videos gained huge popularity – Periscope itself has more than 10 million users.
During the fight between Mayweather and Andre Berto the app received one and a half hundreds of complaints as the possibility to view the match costed up to $74.95 but thousands of users had a possibility to watch it for free thanks to the broadcasts made by Periscope users.
Other shutdown requests considered the NFL, the U.S Open Tennis Championship and other important sport events and concerts. Single Ultimate Fighting Championship has sent more than 650 messages to Periscope as the app hurts the presentation of performance of athletes and many companies now gained a possibility to sell the products they don’t have to.
Sometimes people who are using the Periscope app do not understand that they are violating copyright law when they stream events and share them with others. The accounts of people who have watched the Mayweather-Berto match were suspended and for many it was a great surprise.
On the one hand, today the live streaming video apps make up a small part of piracy, however, the tendency is growing in progression.