Swansea hotel hit with injunction
The Premier League has welcomed the High Court's decision to take action against a hotel in Swansea that was "infringing our copyright with its broadcasts of Premier League football".
The League has been building cases against a number of premises in recent months over what it believes are breaches of copyright.
Around 100 prosecutions are being considered nationwide and the outcome of the first was decided on Thursday, with the Rhyddings Hotel handed an injunction with an order for damages and payment of the League's costs.
"We welcome confirmation from the High Court that The Rhyddings Hotel in Swansea was infringing our copyright with its broadcasts of Premier League football," a statement from the Premier League read.
"We are pleased that the Court awarded an injunction against the infringing premises together with an order for damages and payment of our costs.
"We are currently undertaking our largest ever investigations programme and have commenced legal action against several pubs and will continue to do so.
"Only Sky Sports and BT Sport are authorised to show live Premier League football in pubs in the UK, and legitimate commercial subscriptions for use in pubs can be obtained from them."
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