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Breaking News: SKY Football In Pubs “Contrary To EU Law”

Pub landlady Karen Murphy has won her European Court battle against the use of a foreign TV decoder to screen games.

The European Court of Justice has judged that an exclusive system of licences for the broadcasting of Premiership football across the European Union that currently prevents bars broadcasting games was essentially, ‘contrary to EU

Pub landlady Karen Murphy has won her European Court battle against the use of a foreign TV decoder to screen games.

The European Court of Justice has judged that an exclusive system of licences for the broadcasting of Premiership football across the European Union that currently prevents bars broadcasting games was essentially, ‘contrary to EU law’.

‘The screening in a pub of football-match broadcasts containing protected works requires the authorisation of the author of those works. Protected works could include the opening video sequence or the Premier League anthem, which is a matter for copyright.”

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