Cricket’s governing body has ordered YouTube to remove clips from the Cricket World Cup, claiming copyright infringement.
The International Cricket Council told parent Google it must take down hundreds of clips in order to protect the rights of its commercial broadcasting partners.
Cricket fans had been ripping clips from legitimate TV coverage of the competition, currently being held in the West Indies.
Links to such videos remained in Google search results today, but videos themselves have disappeared, replaced by a notice:
Christopher Stokes, CEO of ICC’s rights agency NetResult, told The Guardian: