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Categories:
Defamation and Reputation Management
European Law
Intellectual Property Law
Competition Law & Anti-Trust
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at lawyers interested in intellectual property, competition law, European law and sport. It aims to explore the application of EU competition rules to the commercial activities of sporting bodies and organisations. Focussing specifically on the sale of media rights in football, this podcast reviews in detail a recent ECJ case on satellite decoders that has implications beyond sport to other collaborative licensing agreements.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the structure of EU competition rules;
  • Understand the application of competition law to sport;
  • Understand how competition rules apply to the sale of media rights to sporting competitions;
  • Understand the difference between commercial and regulatory activities in sport;
  • Understand the issues when sports teams collaborate to produce a marketable product;
  • Be aware of the free movement issues that arise from restrictions on broadcasting sporting events;
  • Be aware of the Murphy and QC Leisure decisions and their impact on this area and also in respect of the protection of IP rights;
  • Be aware of the implications Murphy and QC Leisure decisions on media licensing contracts and wider implications outside sport.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union Arts 101, 102;
  • Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd [2012] EWHC 529 (Admin);
  • Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure [2009] EUECJ C-403/08;
  • Coditel SA, Compagnie generale pour la diffusion de la television, and others v Cine-Vog Films SA and others. [1982] EUECJ R-262/81.
Tags:

This podcast is about the application of EU competition law rules to the commercial activities of sports teams and sporting organisations. Sport is a multi-billion pound industry wielding significant economic power. Following the recent litigation concerning the use of satellite decoders to view football matches, this podcast explores the application of competition law rules to one of the most valuable commercial activities undertaken by sporting bodies, the sale of media rights to sporting events.

Podcast added: 03/05/12

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