How the EPL tackles piracy and stops people going around the wall

Written by , Senior Journalist Aimee Chanthadavong Senior Journalist

Since completing a degree in journalism, Aimee has had her fair share of covering various topics, including business, retail, manufacturing, and travel. She continues to expand her repertoire as a tech journalist with ZDNet.

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When a majority of the English Premier League’s income comes from exclusive broadcast deals, it makes sense why the football organisation is committed to cracking down on piracy globally.

Speaking to ZDNet, Premier League chief legal counsel Kevin Plumb said that while anti-piracy work has been on the company’s agenda for a long time, making it a priority started with former executive chairman Richard Scudamore, “who really prioritised it alongside broadcast sales because he saw it as two sides of the same coin”.

“We know it’s a problem in every territory — not just for sports or the Premier League, it’s for movies, it’s TV shows … and that’s one of the reasons why we opened an office in [Singapore three years ago]. We are pretty loud and proud about our

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