UEFA has welcomed a decision by the High Court which will see the main Irish internet service providers be required to block the IP addresses of servers used to illegally stream matches.
The ruling will affect European Championship, Nations League, Champions League and Europa League matches.
“We are pleased with the decision taken by the Irish High Court,” said UEFA’s chief counsel, commercial and technology legal services, Seong Sin Han.
"This new measure builds upon the similar blocking order we have had in place in the United Kingdom for several years now.
"Both orders are effective and welcome tools in UEFA’s ongoing fight against audiovisual piracy because they place the ability to stop illegal streams firmly in the hands of the rights holder.
"The protection of our intellectual property from internet piracy is a top priority for our organisation and UEFA is actively cooperating and developing relationships with major digital platforms to disrupt the piracy ecosystem and protect our broadcast partners."
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