Premier League issues warning to Vine uploaders

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Premier League issues warning to Vine uploaders
The Premier League today said that it will be clamping down on Vine uploaders who post short snippets of goals.

With the new season getting underway tomorrow, the Premier League is eager to avoid a repeat of what happened during the World Cup when thousands of goal Vines were posted on social media sites. Many of these were uploaded before the broadcasters had even finished showing replays of the goals.

The Premier League told Newsbeat that tweeting copyrighted material is illegal and it is warning social media users against doing so. Director of communications at the Premier League, Dan Johnson, said: "You can understand that fans see something, they can capture it, they can share it, but ultimately it is against the law."

He said that the League is taking measures to protect its intellectual property. It is developing technologies such as gif crawlers and Vine crawlers to identify material that it owns, and it is working with Twitter to ensure that activity like this is clamped down on.

Guess we’ll have to just watch Match of the Day then.



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