World Cup kicks off piracy battlesMon Jun 14, 2010 @ 01:11PM PST
By Eriq Gardner
- A South Korean television company is accusing its neighbors to the north of stealing its signal. The alleged piracy is escalating tensions between North and South Korea.
- Much of the Middle East couldn't see the opening games because an unknown entity was jamming the signal of Al Jazeera Sport, the network with exclusive broadcasting rights for the tournament in the Middle East and North Africa. FIFA slammed the jamming, and some accused an Egyptian broadcaster of being the cause. The Egyptian company is now threatening to sue Al Jazeera for making the suggestion it was behind "the act of piracy."
- Football fans in Hong Kong are upset because they've been ordered by the government to stop using satellite antennas to see mainland China's CCTV coverage of the World Cup. Violators have been warned about being sued for copyright infringement if they continue to tune in to China's coverage.