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UEFA secures court injunction aimed at clamping down on illegal streams

By Community | January 3, 2018

UEFA has secured a High Court injunction aimed at clamping down on illegal streaming of its showpiece matches.

A judge in London passed an order applied for by European football’s governing body against the UK’s major internet service providers (ISPs).

UEFA’s claim was for an injunction “requiring” the service providers “to take measures to block, or at least impede, access by their customers to streaming servers which deliver infringing live streams of UEFA competition matches to UK consumers”.

The order is set to run from mid-February to late May – covering the crucial knock-out stages of both the Champions League and Europa League tournaments.

The Premier League has a similar injunction in place for the current campaign designed to stop fans from accessing content illegally.

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