Apologies for going on about football. I’ve got a bee in my bonnet about the suggestion that today’s ECJ ruling leaves room for the FA Premier League to use copyright law to continue preventing pubs from using foreign decoders […]
Since my previous post, I’ve read one or two suggestions on the web and Twitter that Karen Murphy didn’t actually win against the Premier League, because its copyright in its anthem etc. means she can’t show NOVA matches anyway.
Today the Grand Chamber of the ECJ gave its preliminary ruling in two joined cases, FA Premier League v QC Leisure and others and Murphy v Media Protection Services. The ruling isn’t on BAILII yet; but it is available […]
This changes everything. As Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in the House in his statement this afternoon, News Corporation has withdrawn its proposed “undertakings in lieu” in relation to BSkyB. These were its undertakings, for instance “spinning off” Sky […]
A lot of people must be wondering this, given recent allegations and revelations about phone hacking by the News of the World. So can the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt now block the planned merger of News Corporation and BSkyB?