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Police Dismantle Pirate IPTV Operation, Bogus “€366m Losses” Claim Goes Viral * TorrentFreak

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Press releases published today by Spain’s National Police and the Ministry of the Interior celebrated the dismantling of a pirate IPTV operation, the arrest of eight suspects, and alleged losses to rightsholders of €366.25 million. In dozens of local and international news reports, this ‘official’ figure is cited verbatim. We have zero faith in it, and we aren’t alone. After a silent unreferenced edit, the police press release now reads €366,250, but the government’s copy remains intact.

policia-nacionalpolicia-nacionalAn announcement by Spain’s National Police (Policía Nacional) this morning was in many respects nothing out of the ordinary.

In common with almost every country with a movie and TV show market to protect, Spain regularly conducts operations to shut down or disrupt local pirate IPTV services. The operation detailed in a press release this morning, distributed via official police website and the Ministry of the Interior’s…

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