Pub TV sport row replay

Posted: 20th February 2012

The widely-reported victory by a Portsmouth Landlady who was taken to court for using a Greek provider to screen live televised sport is to be challenged.
Football Stadium
In a recent case, the High Court held that certain aspects of the broadcasts, such as the airing of the Premier League anthem, had breached the copyright of the Premier League.
The decision implies that if the copyright items could be stripped from the relevant broadcasts, there would be no impediment to publicans using foreign providers instead of British ones for such material.
Hearing of the appeal against the original decision is due to commence this week.