By Anastasia Fowle

This article looks at the recent decision of The Football Association Premier League v British Telecommunications and Ors case.

The High Court ordered internet service providers (ISPs), including Sky, Talktalk, Virgin Media and BT amongst others, to block access to streaming servers (via their IP address) from providing unauthorised access to Premier League match footage, subject to certain conditions.

The result of the case demonstrates the development in enforcement of intellectual property rights, and highlights the importance of keeping up with rapidly changing technological advancements when protecting copyright. It has opened up scope for more creative enforcement strategies in order to protect intellectual property rights in the future…