Originally Posted by TW Staff
We have been contacted by the All England Lawn & Tennis Club, demanding we remove any and all links to any live streaming of Wimbledon, other than through the official site - http://www.wimbledon.org/wimbledonlive/
Any threads or posts containing links to sites other than this one, offering live streaming of Wimbledon, will be deleted. Thanks for your understanding.
Well, YouTube is still awash with wimbledon clips. Iif anything, they are the ones who should be told to remove it, not those who just post the url to youtube. It's as if someone sets up shop selling merchandise without proper permit, and they are left alone. But a local guy giving directions to the shop, or pointing to it on a map, gets threatened and is told to keep his mouth shut or else.
Whatever it might be that's illegal about showing Wimbledon footage, it's not the URL that's illegal. The url is just a string of characters. If they want something done, they should deal with YouTube and have them remove it. There is nothing illegal about posting urls, for Christ's sake!