A pub landlady from Portsmouth has made important progress in her legal battle against the Premier League and its exclusive deals with Sky Sports and ESPN. Karen Murphy wants to be able to buy cheaper foreign decoder cards in order to screen matches on Saturdays in her pub.
The High Court sent the case to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for an opinion. The ECJ has ruled that the legislation preventing the sale or use of foreign decoder cards is contrary to the single market principle. (more…)