Thursday, October 15, 2009

Television: FAPL v YouTube: protecting sports broadcasts in the US

The Football Association Premier League's claim against YouTube highlighted that sports broadcasters must either register with the US Copyright Office, or in the case of live broadcasts, provide detailed information to the Office 48 hours in advance of the event to succeed in claiming statutory damages for infringement. Rohan Massey, an IPMT Partner at McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP, examines the FAPL's case, YouTube's defence, the court's reasoning in coming to its decision and the implications for sports broadcasters.

The full version of this article appears in the October edition of World Sports Law Report.



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