I recently received an official email from the group authorised by the Premier League to distribute their football related content for violating their copyright. When it comes to streaming videos of games and goals and pictures I would understand and accept that they will be copyrighted. I was however shocked to find out that the Premier League fixtures are even copyrighted, yes if you mark all the Liverpool games on a calendar you are breaking this copyright. It seemed so ridiculous to me that I had to research it further, I have never heard of such insanity and thought I was being scammed by some Manure idiots.
They wanted around £500 per year for the license to post the Premier League fixtures in this blog. Woaaah! I could not afford such a fee so I had to remove them until I think of an alternative. In the meantime I will be compelled to put sponsorship adverts on and hope that I will be able to raise enough money as I will need this content and maybe other surprises that they might dish out in the future.
I personally think the Premier League SHOULD BE PAYING US for promoting their product not the other way around. What will this lead to I do not know, if this continues we might be even barred from mentioning Liverpool F.C. or names of players.
(Don’t you dare copyright that)