Anti-piracy battle unfolds in real time on Periscope, live-streaming apps

photo: San Jose Mercury News

Quick to skim past the fine print on a ticket stub or rules for using an app, people on the live streaming sites might not realize they’re violating copyright law when they stream live events. Some live streams over the Sept. 12 weekend only attracted a few dozen viewers before being taken down, while others — including a Periscope broadcast of the Mayweather-Berto match titled “The Fight for Free” — attracted more than 1,000 viewers in minutes. Periscope users took to Twitter to gripe about their accounts getting suspended because they didn’t know it was illegal to broadcast a fight, while others thought it was #petty. – Queenie Wong, San Jose Mercury News