Heiner Kahlert discusses ECJ judgment in “Murphy” case

In the 4/2011 issue of the law journal causa sport, Heiner Kahlert discusses the landmark decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered in the case of the English pub owner Karen Murphy against the company operating the British Premier League.

Although the ECJ declared the common practice of conferring absolute territorial exclusivity to TV broadcasting rights an infringement of EU law, Heiner Kahlert explains in his article that the consequences for right holders might not be as dramatic as many have feared.