Landmark Decision: The Football Association Premier League Limited v British Sky Broadcasting Limited and Others [2013] EWHC 2058 (Ch)

    August 2013

    In July 2013, the High Court of England and Wales delivered a landmark judgment on the legality of online aggregators of unlicensed sports content. As the first of its kind, the case is likely to have a lasting impact on the sports broadcasting industry, providing not only an increased level of protection for licensed broadcasters but securing the future of supplementary revenue streams of sporting bodies and rightholders.

    This article originally appeared in Sports Law Administration & Practice, August 2013. Reprinted with permission of the publisher.