Tuesday, August 04, 2009

FAPL can claim US damages for live broadcasts

The Football Association Premier League (FAPL) has yet to decide whether it will pursue statutory damages, after it won the right to claim them from YouTube for broadcasting its live games. In a 7 July ruling, a US district court said that FAPL could claim statutory damages under the 'live broadcast exemption' of the Copyright Act. The exemption entitles FAPL to claim up to $150,000 per work infringed.
The full version of this article appears in the August edition of World Sports Law Report.



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