Premier League: Stop posting goal videos online

Premier League: Stop posting goal videos online
The Premier League has confirmed they will be actively shutting down fan videos posted online of goals from League games.

For every game, hundreds of goal Vines and YouTube videos are posted online, and thousands more are expected now that the new season has started this weekend.

Dan Johnson, director of communications at the Premier League, added: "You can understand that fans see something, they can capture it, they can share it, but ultimately it is against the law. It's a breach of copyright and we would discourage fans from doing it, we're developing technologies like gif crawlers, Vine crawlers, working with Twitter to look to curtail this kind of activity."

Understanding that fans will be angry, Johnson added, "I know it sounds as if we're killjoys but we have to protect our intellectual property."

Many major media companies paid hundreds of millions of pounds/euros for exclusive rights to Premier League games, and understandably don't want the same content available for free without them getting a cut.


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Aug 2014 17:38
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  • scorpNZ


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    17.8.2014 18:41 #1

  • pcrazy99

    Yeah MLB has the same backward thinking. They don't understand it's promoting their sport for free.

    17.8.2014 20:03 #2


    Thats why soccer sucks, all the excitement of a whole game condensed to one or two 30 second clips.

    18.8.2014 11:47 #3

  • Bozobub

    Considering that they will spend millions of dollars, without doing much more than alienating the very people who are their most loyal customers, I expect they will have the same lousy results as the RIAA/MPAA, who still are trying to walk that rocky path.

    Beancounters never, ever learn.

    18.8.2014 16:07 #4

  • ThePastor

    What a great way to get more of their crap posted on-line!

    Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

    18.8.2014 16:30 #5

  • scorpNZ

    I Still don't get how the copy right holders lose money over a goal in a game,once the games over & everyone knows the final score who's going to care,the video would be posted well after the game finishes,perhaps if it was a final however it ain't its just a weekly game,actually i don't know whats worse so called copy right infringement or someone feels the need to even bother with an upload as if youtube isn't full of enough crap as it is

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