In February and March 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales delivered two landmark judgments on the scope and interpretation of copyright and database rights law. The decisions are certain to have a lasting impact on industry practices, providing an increased level of protection for sports broadcasters and securing the supplementary revenue streams of sporting bodies.
This article originally appeared in Sports Law Administration & Practice, April 2013 (Vol. 20, No. 2) and is reprinted with permission.