Football broadcasting

The Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL) held a legal panel discussion on the ECJ’s judgment in joined cases FA Premier League v QC Leisure and Murphy v Media Protection Services on 11 October 2011. The cases related to the broadcasting of football matches in pubs but have repercussions for other premium content in the EU.

The panel was as follows:

Prof Sir Robin Jacob (chair)

Jeremy Phillips, Intellectual Property Consultant, Olswang LLP, blogmeister IP Kat

Lorna Woods, Professsor of Law, City Law School

Dan Wilsher, Senior Lecturer, City Law School

Jonathan Griffiths, Senior Lecturer, QMUL School of Law

Below you will find links to blog posts by attendees at the event:

  • Live blog of the event by Judith Townend (City Law School).
  • LSE Media Policy post by Lorna Woods (City Law School), ‘Murphy Decision: David over Goliath?’
  • Cross-post from Law, Justice and Journalism by Judith Townend (City Law School), ‘Murphy v Media Protection Services: Not a clear-cut victory’
  • Lawbore post by Hugh Cumber (City Law School), ‘Football, Broadcasting and the Internal Market: is a new audio-visual space in sight? Panel discussion at City Law School’
  • LSE Media Policy post by Lauren Maffeo, ‘Murphy Challenges to Define Creativity in Sports Coverage’
For a series of posts created as part of a carnival of comment held in February 2011 upon the release of the Advocate-General’s Opinion see here.

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