Premier League games can be shown on foreign decoders – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2011 in EC law, intellectual property, licensed premises, licensing, media, news, sport by tracey

“A pub landlady has won the latest stage of her fight to air Premier League games using a foreign TV decoder. Karen Murphy had to pay nearly £8,000 in fines and costs for using a cheaper Greek decoder in her Portsmouth pub to bypass controls over match screening. But she took her case to the European Court of Justice. The ECJ now says national laws which prohibit the import, sale or use of foreign decoder cards are contrary to the freedom to provide services.”

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BBC News, 4th October 2011