Piracy is one of the great evils that come with technology, although it is as old as the existence of formats that can be copied. As well, The league Professional Football is serious against pirated broadcasts, taking a controversial decision, such as using the microphone and GPS of our mobile to combat them.
Piracy is closely linked to viruses, malware and a multitude of malicious content that sneaks into our phones through apps and content apparently
The League will use our phones to detect fraud
Leaving aside the reason why piracy exists, it is clear that the main objective of the owners of the content that is pirated is to eradicate these practices. And the inventiveness of the Professional Football League has been demonstrated by the update of the legal conditions of your apps , both that of the TV League like the The Lig to. If you have both installed, it is more likely that when you open them again, new legal conditions will appear that we will have to accept to continue using the applications.
If you accept, the app #The league makes use of your micro and geolocation to detect bars and coffee shops that broadcast football without paying the corresponding license 😳😬 Data treatments that turn your phone into a sneak 🤔 Via @estherbotella pic.twitter.com/DjzDI6xfiP
– Jorge Morell Ramos (@Jorge_Morell) June 10, 2018
As is logical, not all the conditions offered by La Liga professional football are essential to continue using the applications. First we will know the content of these clauses, which are undoubtedly the most striking. In what has to do with the microphone, La Liga, with the excuse of protecting our team against piracy, invites us to give access to our microphone in order to “know if you are watching football matches. This information will be used to detect fraud in unauthorized public establishments ”
In the case of the use of GPS through geo-positioning, they indicate that “La Liga You can know your location (…) this information will be used to guide you to the stadium and to detect fraud in unauthorized public establishments. ” As is logical, or else it would be a complete scandal, La Liga gives us the option to send this data or prevent access to the microphone and GPS of our mobile phone for these purposes. In any case it is a movement at least ingenious on the part of La Liga, although also somewhat naive, because nobody is obliged to give this information, and second, it is a measure that will have a very reduced impact in the fight against piracy, because it is a control easily avoidable by the pirate.