Premier League seeks block on illegal streaming site
June 24, 2013
The Premier League is requesting a court order forcing Internet service providers to block a popular football streaming website before the next season.
The League wants ISPs to cut off access to FirstRow1.eu, which operates from Sweden. Reports suggest that no ISPs plans to challenge the court order. If successful, the action will be the first sport-related site block in the UK.
The Premier League’s move follows a precedent set by the BPI music industry body, which has been successful in having several piracy websites blocked in the UK, most notably the Pirate Bay.