“We are waiting for the happy day when the technology platform can actually disrupt the pirate event in 30 minutes.” He then announces: “A special t-shirt against violence against women and the team captains will read a poem.”
“A transcendental battle that Italian football is fighting for the entire system at an international level.” These are the words with which Lega Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo defines the fight against piracy from the stage of the Social Football Summit scheduled today and tomorrow at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. “The expansion of digital means that we can commit crimes from our own home, comfortably sitting on the sofa, without perceiving criminal activity as such. Fans must understand that if they do not pay they harm their team: the damage caused by piracy exceeds 300 million a year, which means that because of those who watch the matches in situ, Roma and Lazio, just for example, have “We have to give up the purchase of one or two samples.”
for the system
After the piracy law passed in July, according to De Siervo “we are at a decisive point of synthesis, we are waiting for the happy day when the technological platform can really interrupt the pirate event in 30 minutes.” If we want our football to be great again, we have to make sure everything gets back on track. From a regulatory point of view too much has been said, this is a summarized point. Good work has been done, with a cutting-edge law and Agcom that is finalizing a complex operational process, I hope that everything is resolved within the deadlines they have given us because the damage is enormous.” He then reiterates: “What we are doing is For the benefit of the entire system, the much maligned football is doing a job to help everyone. However, I fear that it is also important to attack the end user of the pirate platform, who should be punished with fines of up to 5,000 euros, unfortunately I think it is a necessary deterrent given that in Italy on this front there is a Lack of a culture of legality. Footballers and presidents must expose themselves personally, Vieri did it but everyone must do it, explaining in a less dusty language than mine “Why is this so wrong? It is a momentous battle that concerns everyone and that we are fighting at the international level.”
Benedetta Liberatore, director of digital services at Agcom, refers to the famous platform: “We are working to combat live events, but the authority has successfully fought against online piracy for 10 years and does so systematically. Since September we have blocked 150 sites that violated Dazn’s rights. Now that the pirates are getting structured, we are developing a technological platform to intervene very quickly, 30 minutes, and we have been working on it since before the law. Agcom is ready, we are starting the testing phases and the times will be very fast. “We cannot afford to fail.”
fight against violence against women
De Siervo then spoke about the state of health of Serie A: “We continue to be unfairly massacred compared to other leagues, in recent years we have led four different teams to victory and three Italian teams in the last season were in the three European finals”. : This is proof that we are doing well, as are full stadiums and an ever-growing audience. Investment funds then thought above all about Series A, which is believed to have the highest growth margins. Because? It is mainly due to what we have not done in the last 20 years, while English and Spanish football advanced earlier and better.” After having reiterated the need to improve the Italian facilities (“In 2026 there will be a UEFA verification, if the stadiums are not adequate, Italy could lose its candidacy for Euro 2032”) and exalted the fact of having been the first to choose to introduce the VAR, the GLT and the semi-automatic offside, in addition to having built the center of production in Lissone and having given life to Radio Serie A, the general director of the League announces an important initiative: “We are very impressed by the tragedy of Giulia Cecchettin. For next week’s matches we will prepare a special t-shirt against sexist violence and the team captains will read a poem. “We want to make the fans understand in an understandable way that a violent attitude towards anyone is in no way acceptable, much less towards the women we claim to love,” added De Siervo, recalling that The initiative is part of the “A red to violence” program, promoted every year for seven years by Lega Serie A.