Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Pub landlady Karen Murphy wins TV football court case

  1. #1
    Site Owner / Satellite Installer
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Based in Gandia, covers Calpe to Valencia and inland
    Satellite dish being used
    Marafa (not Famaval!) 1.8m dish, 80cm dish
    Satellite Digibox / Receivers used
    Sky+HD, Sky Pace 2600, Ariva 100, Dreambox DM7025, GI1025E
    Posts
    4,002
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 37 Times in 36 Posts

    Pub landlady Karen Murphy wins TV football court case

    with reference to

    http://www.satandpcguy.com/forum/sho...ision-tomorrow

    A pub landlady has won her court fight with the English Premier League over using a Greek TV decoder to screen games.

    Karen Murphy has paid nearly £8,000 in fines and costs for using the cheaper decoder in her Portsmouth pub to bypass controls over match screening.

    But she took her case to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

    It found partly in her favour, and now the High Court in London has also found in her favour.

    The case has been closely watched as it could trigger a major shake-up in the way football TV rights are sold, and potentially pave the way to cheaper viewing of foreign broadcasts for fans of top-flight English games.

    Ms Murphy has spent six years fighting a prosecution for showing live football at the Red White and Blue pub without a Sky subscription.

    The High Court in London on Friday ruled that Karen Murphy's appeal over using the decoder to bypass controls over match screening must be allowed.

    But a judge made clear that many other complex issues regarding the wider legality of screening matches would have to be decided "at a later date".

    The High Court had originally sent the case to the European courts for advice on numerous points of law.

    The ECJ said last autumn that national laws that prohibit the import, sale or use of foreign decoder cards were contrary to the freedom to provide services.

    The European judges also said the Premier League could not claim copyright over Premier League matches as they could not be considered to be an author's own "intellectual creation" and, therefore, to be "works" for the purposes of EU copyright law.

    But it did offer some comfort for the Premier League, which receives vast sums through its exclusive broadcasting deals with Sky and ESPN.

    The European court said that while live matches were not protected by copyright, any surrounding media, such as any opening video sequence, the Premier League anthem, pre-recorded films showing highlights of recent Premier League matches and various graphics, were "works" protected by copyright.

    To use any of these extra parts associated for a broadcast, a pub would need the permission of the Premier League.
    The Sat and PC Guy
    UK Satellite TV, Sky TV, Freesat TV and Spanish Digital TDT Installations Costa Blanca Spain
    96 281 9796 / 620 130 292
    info@satandpcguy.com (alternate email satandpcguy@gmail.com )
    Costa Blanca Satellite TV / Sky Tv in Spain - Our BLOG
    Like us on Facebook for the latest Satellite TV in Spain

  2. #2
    Site Owner / Satellite Installer
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Based in Gandia, covers Calpe to Valencia and inland
    Satellite dish being used
    Marafa (not Famaval!) 1.8m dish, 80cm dish
    Satellite Digibox / Receivers used
    Sky+HD, Sky Pace 2600, Ariva 100, Dreambox DM7025, GI1025E
    Posts
    4,002
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 37 Times in 36 Posts
    Personal view:
    It looks like it is still not legal to use full coverage including graphics, tunes etc from other broadcsaters, and it is still pending an actual result. So nothing is as clear cut as it seem, although Ms Murphys conviction has been overturned, it still means that pubs cannot show the full broadcast, with graphics and music, without either FA permission or facing a copyright breach.

    It also means that it is still not possible for Sky card to be "officially" sold by Sky outside the UK and ROI. The sky card terms and agreements are still in place, as Sky have not bought the rights to show thir programems and content outside the UK and ROI.
    The Sat and PC Guy
    UK Satellite TV, Sky TV, Freesat TV and Spanish Digital TDT Installations Costa Blanca Spain
    96 281 9796 / 620 130 292
    info@satandpcguy.com (alternate email satandpcguy@gmail.com )
    Costa Blanca Satellite TV / Sky Tv in Spain - Our BLOG
    Like us on Facebook for the latest Satellite TV in Spain

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Pub Landlady Takes On Sky In The European Court, But Who Will It Benefit?
    By satandpcguy in forum Satellite TV News for the Costa Blanca and Spain
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14th October 2010, 06:27 PM

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Sky TV Spain, BBC TV Spain, Freesat Spain, british satellite tv abroad, uk tv reception spain, satellite tv channels, sky tv, costa blanca satellite tv, satellite tv costa blanca, satellite tv forum, sky tv valencia, sky tv gandia, sky tv costa blanca, high definition, Sky TV Oliva, astra 2d, astra 2a, astra 2b, astra 1n, asta 2f, astra 2g, astra 2e, eurobird, satellite footprints, satellite reception, sky boxes spain, freesat boxes in spain, uktv costa blanca,

Tags for this Thread