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Qatari TV network beIN Media pulled out all the stops this week in its vehement allegations against the state of Saudi Arabia for condoning the illegal distribution of its channels by pirate imitation network beoutQ. beIN launched a website describing “the industrial scale theft of world sports and entertainment” and claims to have solid evidence that satellite operator Arabsat is the guilty string puller behind the pirate activities. The debacle has been ongoing now for around 18 months. A panel has been set up by the World Trade Organisation to investigate the case of intellectual property theft. Earlier this week, the President of public broadcaster France Televisions declared it was no longer necessary to sell programs to Netflix, following an…

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