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Premier League blocks illegal stream website

July 17, 2013

rooneyThe English Premier League has secured a High Court order requiring ISPs to block football streaming site First Row Sports.

The High Court ruled that the website, which didn’t host any live streams directly, was acting jointly with third party streaming services that broadcast public live footage of Premier League football matches.

A Premier League spokesperson said: “We are extremely pleased that the order blocking this website has been granted and we will be enforcing it, in conjunction with the ISPs, ahead of the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season.

The ruling marks the first occasion that an order has been granted against a website that provides access to other illegal streaming third parties, paving the way for similar blockades in the future.

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