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Court grants first 'live' blocking order against streaming servers

Posted on 12 April 2017 by Matthew Green & Nina O'Sullivan. Source: Business Shapers

Court grants first 'live' blocking order against streaming servers

The Football Association Premier League (FAPL) has won a landmark ruling in its ongoing battle to tackle illegal streaming of Premier League fixtures. The Court's order obliges the six largest retail internet service providers (ISPs), BT, Sky, Virgin, PlusNet, EE and Talk Talk to block access to servers which allow delivery of infringing Premier League content to UK consumers. To date, blocking orders have only been obtained against websites that allow users to watch infringing content, the most prominent in the sports arena being FirstRow Sports in 2013. In practice, the success of such orders can be limited, as sites that stream content have tended to shut down and then reappear under a different guise.

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