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Sports association chiefs decry slow pace of EU measures to fight content piracy

By Matthew Newman and Ella Drosin
  • 27 Jun 2022 17:17
  • 27 Jun 2022 17:17
European broadcasters and sports rights holders have voiced impatience at the time it is taking for the EU's executive to turn promises to tackle online live-sports pirates into concrete action.

It's been more than a year since a May 2021 European Parliament resolution that “existing rules need to be adapted to address the specific

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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