Elite League issues illegal streaming warning

The Elite League has released the following statement warning fans not to use streaming apps at any of their games:

“We would like to remind all fans that it is illegal to stream any portion of games without prior permission from the league.

“In recent weeks there has been an increase in the number of occasions when matches have been shown using the app Periscope.

“This is a breach of copyright and will be taken very seriously by all clubs in the Elite League.

“Anyone found to be live streaming games without prior agreement will be banned from attending games across the league.

“As a league it is important we embrace the ever-changing world of social media, but at the same time we have also protect our product.”

There has been a mixed reaction from fans on social media:

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