This weekend Manchester United FC will take on Swansea City, QPR against Hull, and Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace. These football matches will take place on a weekend that follows the Premier League sending a strong warning to fans about their sharing of goals on social networks like Vine, Twitter, and other popular websites.
We can understand certain media companies pay millions for the copyright and seeing goals on Vine.co from the likes of Manchester United vs. Swansea City this weekend isn’t what officials want
In fact, the Premier League governing body is apparently working with social media websites like Twitter to get these videos taken down, but is this a mission that can be won? As one Product Reviews reader put it, “There’s more videos being shared than take downs being issued, it is an impossible task considering the amount of content being shared”.
The league knowns these are “pirated clips” and will do their best to stop fans sharing them. Efforts could be made by stopping mobile phones from being taken to stadiums, or setting examples of those that share 6 second Vine videos of goals within seconds of the event taking place. The speed of videos appearing on Vine will make the task even harder to win.
You only need to look at the likes of this Twitter page that features what they call the best Manchester United goals and Vines. This page was setup just for sharing Vines, as you can see by the tweet below, and many of these Vines are months old and still on Twitter.
— Man United Vines (@MUFCvines) August 10, 2014
There are many other Twitter and Vine pages set up by fans for other football clubs like Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers FC, Swansea City, and plenty more Man Utd pages.
Most of these clips are known to be recorded at hone from a television, although some are also recorded at stadiums as well. The Premier League will push ahead to stop the popular online craze, and officials feel the use of GIFs and Vines is a “breach of copyright”.
Technology will help the effort to take down content – The Man Utd, Swansea, QPR and Arsenal football matches this weekend will see Vines uploaded of any key moments, which includes goals, and for now the fan sharing is unstoppable. We hear the Premier League governing body is developing technology that will crawl certain social media websites like Vine to detect breaches of copyright, and these crawls will help the content get taken down sooner.
Do you believe fans will stop sharing short clips of goals scored online? Is this really a mission the Premier League can win?
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