FirstRow Sports

FirstRow Sports is a website that streams live sports coverage over the internet.

Blocking order

In June 2013 it was reported[1] that the Premier League was to request blocking of the site in the UK. This blocking was ordered[2] by Mr Justice Arnold in July 2013.[3]. It was blocked by Sky on 25 July 2013[4] (See Website blocking)

A notable side effect of the blocking is that the Premier League supplied to ISPs a list of IP addresses that included those used by DNS web-redirection service run by DNS Made Easy. These were blindly applied by some ISPs who claim they are under no obligation to verify them. This resulted in the inadvertent blocking of many sites, including many official football club websites.[5]

References

  1. Premier League seeks ISP site block in piracy swoop, BBC, 2013-06-21
  2. UK ISPs Ordered to Block FirstRow Sports Streaming Site, TorrentFreak, 2013-07-17
  3. Football Association vs British Sky Broadcasting and Oth, 2013-07-16
  4. http://help.sky.com/security/privacy/our-approach-to-protecting-copyright/
  5. Radio Times caught up in Premier League's piracy fight, BBC News, 2013-08-14