Premier League to sue YouTube

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The English Premier League will sue YouTube in the US for alleged copyright infringement and claims the site "knowingly misappropriated" its intellectual property by encouraging videos of matches to be viewed on its site. YouTube already faces a $1bn (£501m) lawsuit from Viacom over similar issues. US music publisher Bourne joins the League in the legal action launched in New York.

Doe the League "get it"? It sounds like they don't, and perhaps they have been pressed into this action by Sky, which pays handsomely for the rights to broadcast matches in the UK. Sky is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who owns MySpace, and is something of an adversary of the Google/YouTube combo these days.

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