A bit like what?? Your comparison is a bit like mumbo jumbo. You certainly wouldn't make it near Joe Brolly's dream team
It is not illegal.
This service for streaming live tv feeds is excellent https://www.firstonetv.eu/Live
Both Eir sports 1 and Premier are available and is a good standby for the geo-blocked Irish channels.
Impressive list there...is it all above board?
RTE and other stations might not like it if you are a non swimming drunken irish expat, lying low 3,000 miles from Carrickfergus with internet access to their live programs, but it is most definitely not an illegal action. RTE might take measures to prevent the possibility of gaining such access to their live programs, but the onus is on them to secure their service.
Of course it is illegal, it is a bit like saying that if I don't lock my car that it is OK for you to take it as the onus is on me to secure it. Or in this case it is OK if someone else takes it and you get it from them.
Explain exactly how it is illegal for a Canuck to use that linked website to view a live RTE transmission?
And how would it work to find and prosecute that Canuck?
FYI, there was once an attempt in the USA in 2008 to prosecute a US resident for watching a US tv episode on
You Tube, based on the fact that a temporary copy was made on the YT site to facilitate viewing.
It was not successful.
There is no definite legal response to the question of legality, even when it all happens within a jurisdiction.
The illegality involved, is that a violation of copyright has been committed, a misdemeanor. The transgressor would be the stream provider
The viewer in the same jurisdiction is not regarded as a transgressor and then when the viewer lives in another jurisdiction? what then?
When copyrighted content is posted onto YT. it is just removed by YT after a complaint has been made.
Is it only a matter of time before channels will be available worldwide for a fee? Have RTE Player make all RTE programmes available to international audiences on demand? And likewise for BBC, ITV, RAI from Italy...and Sky with its many channels. Get a daily/monthly/annual subscription. A bit like GAAGO I suppose...is that the cutting edge?
Or where will it all end?
Atm copyright is the big complicated issue.
Some rte programs are openly available on rte player but will always be stripped of the adverts due to strict commercial restrictions. Fair City for example is openly available for viewing (for the bleedin' deranged).
Smart DNS proxy allows direct online access to the iPlayers of UK based stations and the quality is excellent.
By some fluke unique achievement in efficiency, Irish tv stations have finally managed to hide their iPlayers behind layers of protection.