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KO for illegal streaming servers - the continuing fight against copyright infringement
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 18 2018

Blocking injunctions have become common tools for rights holders and we have written about the topic previously here, here and here. But, to date

Is the relationship between gambling and football becoming unhealthy?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 22 2018

In the 201314 Premier League season, only three clubs were sponsored by gambling companies. Today, nine of the 20 Premier League clubs and 17 of the

Court extends live blocking order for unauthorised Premier League streams
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLP)
  • United Kingdom
  • July 24 2018

The High Court agreed on 18 July 2018 to extend The Football Association Premier League Limited's (FAPL) blocking order for illegal streams of its

Will Amazon Flood the Premier League with Cash?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2018

With the start of the World Cup, attention has understandably turned to football! Whilst for England, starting off with a couple of wins has for once

Analysis of The Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2018

Last week, Deloitte published its Annual Review of Football Finance (the "Review"), assessing key developments in the 20162017 season. The

Premier League shuts down unauthorised streaming platform
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2018

On 14 May 2018, the Premier League announced that an illegal streaming supplier had been forced into liquidation after agreeing to pay damages of £600

Social Media and OTT Platforms Muscle in on Traditional TV Sports Broadcasting Market
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • May 10 2018

Social media companies and over-the-top (OTT) subscription platforms are targeting the sports broadcasting market traditionally occupied by TV

United Kingdom - High Court issues further "live" blocking injunction in the UEFA case
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2018

The High Court of England and Wales has granted UEFA an injunction under s. 97A Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 for the duration of the

Court Refuses Arbitration in Player vs Agent Dispute
  • William Fry
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2018

Last year, a UK District Court refused to grant a stay on proceedings brought by Premier League footballer Wilfried Bony (the Player) regarding secret

UEFA Benchmarking Report Analysis
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • January 23 2018

UEFA recently released its annual Club Licensing Benchmarking Report which maps the financial development of the European Club Footballing Landscape