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COPYRIGHT: Hosting provider held liable as an intermediary for illegal streaming of football matches

Football Association Premier League Ltd against Ecatel Ltd, Court of The Hague, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:615, 24 January 2018

In legal proceedings initiated by the Football Association Premier League Ltd (‘FAPL’), the Court of The Hague in the Netherlands ruled that service provider Ecatel Ltd must - on a perpetual basis and under pain of a penalty - cease and desist the provision of each service used by third parties to illegally stream Premier League football matches from Ecatel’s servers, within 30 minutes of receiving notification from FAPL identifying an illegal stream.

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