Commentary

40.5.5 Use of foreign decoder cards to screen Premier League football matches

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
| Commentary

40.5.5 Use of foreign decoder cards to screen Premier League football matches

| Commentary

40.5.5 Use of foreign decoder cards to screen Premier League football matches

The ECJ considered two cases together in October 2011 which related to the practice of UK pubs using Greek satellite decoder cards to enable reception of programmes of foreign broadcasters transmitting live Premier League football matches. The case of Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure1 involved claims against the suppliers of the decoder cards and equipment and against four pubs using those cards and that equipment; and the case of Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd2 arose out of a private prosecution brought against a

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