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The last ditch attempt by the FA Premier League to have the domestic court declare foreign decoders illegal has failed (see blog).
This is the latest twist in a long running battle between the FA and pub landlords over the use of foreign decoders has worked its way up from the district court to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and back again to the High Court.
In October the ECJ ruled against the Premier League finding that it was not illegal for individuals to buy decoders from foreign broadcasters (4 October 2011).
That decision was considered by Mr Justice Kitchin in December, who last week rejected an application for an injunction against QL Leisure to prevent further copyright abuse - in effect this meant preventing pubs from playing anthems.
It was an almighty battle - and one that ultimately led to an own goal.