Illegally streamed Premier league sites

January 29, 2009

Broadcasting & Media, Commercial

The January edition of the World Sports Law Report reports that it has identified a number of sites illegally streaming Premier League matches:

“The FA Premier League (FAPL) has revealed that during the 2007/8 season, it identified 177 different sites ‘which contained or were connected to unauthorised streaming of Premier League football matches’. The FAPL made its announcement in response to the UK Government’s Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform’s consultation on peer-to-peer (p2p) file sharing. The FAPL said that of those sites, 122 (63%) used p2p technology to distribute the content.”

Read the full article at:  http://www.e-comlaw.com/sportslawblog/

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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