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Gidea Park pub agrees to pay £8,200 costs for showing Premier League football illegally

09:00 17 February 2017

The New Inn, Squirrels Heath Lane, Gidea Park. Picture: Google Maps.

The New Inn, Squirrels Heath Lane, Gidea Park. Picture: Google Maps.

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The owners of a popular pub for football fans have agreed to pay £8,200 after action by the Premier League.

The New Inn, Squirrels Heath Lane, Gidea Park, has been rapped as part of an operation to recoup thousands of pounds and clampdown on unlawful showing of games.

The pub is one of 10 across the country that have paid a total of £93,000 in costs for infringing copyright with unauthorised broadcasts of Premier League football.

Three big-time sellers which supplied illegal broadcast systems allowing pubs to facilitate pirated streams of its football matches have also been ordered to fork out £267,000.

Football for Pubs Limited, Pub Entertainment Systems and Neosat was ordered to pay £90,000, £77,000 and £100,000 respectively.

All three suppliers were also told to cease the sale of illegal devices immediately by the High Court.

A Premier League spokesman said: “These actions are part of the largest anti-piracy campaign the Premier League has conducted to protect its copyright, and the investment from our UK live broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport.

“Like other sports and creative industries our model is predicated on the ability to market and sell rights and protect our intellectual property. It is because of this that clubs can invest in and develop talented players, build world class stadiums, and support young people in schools and communities across the country – all things that fans enjoy and wider society benefits from.

“These injunctions and costs orders, and the recent supplier of IPTV boxes sent to jail for four years, provide further evidence to consumers and the pub trade that the sale of these devices is illegal.”

The Premier League hold the copyright for the broadcast of top-flight football.

In the UK they have assigned the broadcast right to Sky and BT Sports alone, with any publicans broadcasting matches using foreign systems in breach of the law.

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