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Premier League Vine Crack Down: What Are The Rules?

15/08/2014 09:44 BST | Updated 15/08/2014 09:59 BST

In a modern, digital world, football fans aren't content to wait until 10.30 on Saturday night to see the best goals from the Premier League.

And no, they aren't willing to only watch them on one website or app, either, no matter how much money was paid for the privilege.

Instead it's become a de facto (if pixelated) standard to post goals to services like Instagram and Vine, recorded straight off the TV. If you search Vine for 'Premier League', you'll see what we mean.

So... If the Premier League happy about that?

No, they are not.

The authorities at the league have issued fans an official warning that they will not tolerate anyone posting videos of goals online.

Dan Johnson, director of communications at the Premier League, told the BBC: "You can understand that fans see something, they can capture it, they can share it, but ultimately it is against the law."

They added that they are developing technology to automatically find and delete the videos.

"It's a breach of copyright and we would discourage fans from doing it, we're developing technologies like gif crawlers, Vine crawlers, working with Twitter to look to curtail this kind of activity."

So how has that gone down on Twitter?

See for yourself: