Judge Pedraz orders Telegram to be blocked following a complaint from Atresmedia, Mediaset and Movistar Plus

The judge of the National Court Santiago Pedraz has ordered the provisional suspension of the instant messaging application Telegram following a complaint filed by Mediaset, Atresmedia and Movistar Plus for alleged unauthorized use of audiovisual content subject to copyright.

As reported by Cuatro and confirmed by legal sources to Europa Press, the head of the Central Court of Instruction Number 5 has adopted this decision within the framework of a request for a precautionary measure that the audiovisual companies requested to paralyze the activity of the application of messaging while the investigation is underway.

The investigating magistrate has chosen to order the blocking every time he requested information from the application and did not receive any response, according to the same sources consulted. At the moment, Telegram remains operational, although the blocking ordered by the National Court is expected to occur in a few hours.