Thursday 26 April 2018

Streamable removes Premier League highlights under copyright crackdown


Emma Clark

Popular video sharing site Streamable is removing highlights from matches from the English Premier League, apparently because of a copyright clampdown.

While you could watch Match of the Day or similar highlight shows, many internet users turned to Streamable to catch highlights of Premier League games instead. That may no longer be an option.

Videos from games in the English Premier League are being removed, seemingly as part of a copyright crackdown.

This is the latest move by the Premier League to clamp down on copyright infringement. It previously banned livestreaming from games and came down hard on the sharing of Vine videos too.

It appears that only content from the Premier League is affected. Highlights of matches from leagues such as the Eredivisie, La Liga and Ligue 1 are still available.

But before Streamable, internet users shared gifs of the goals, so the Premier League has quite the battle on its hands if it wants to deny the sharing of highlights altogether. Or it needs to come up with a solution that appeases both fans and broadcasters, a tricky proposition to be sure.

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