British landlady Karen Murphy has prevailed in an appeal against a fine for showing Premiership football matches in her pub via a foreign broadcaster, rather than UK broadcaster BSkyB. Well, we say ‘prevailed’ – the advocate general of the court has recommended that its full panel rule in favour of Murphy when it sits on the matter later this year, explains the Financial Times. The ruling has major implications for the way football TV rights are sold on a country-by-country basis throughout the European Union. And music? Here’s part of BSkyB’s statement in response to the news: “If the European Commission wants to create a pan-European licensing model for sports, film and music then it must go through the proper consultative and legislative processes to change the law rather than attempting to force through legislative changes via the courts.”

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