High Court orders ISPs to block pirate sites showing EPL games

Crystal Palace and Manchester City facing off in a match on Sunday. The Singapore High Court last week granted an order sought by the London-based Football Association Premier League (FA), for nine key Internet service providers to block access by fa
Crystal Palace and Manchester City facing off in a match on Sunday. The Singapore High Court last week granted an order sought by the London-based Football Association Premier League (FA), for nine key Internet service providers to block access by fans to unauthorised websites streaming the league's matches. PHOTO: REUTERS

FA's legal victory in fight against piracy comes as interest in league hots up

As Manchester City and Liverpool race to the wire in a breathtaking finale to the English Premier League (EPL) title, its governing body has moved to block access to unauthorised websites streaming the league's football matches.

The Singapore High Court last week granted an order sought by the London-based Football Association Premier League (FA), for nine key Internet service providers (ISPs) to block access by fans to the unauthorised websites.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2019, with the headline 'High Court orders ISPs to block pirate sites showing EPL games'. Print Edition | Subscribe