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Nonsense From Saudi Arabian Officials Can Only Jeopardize Newcastle Takeover


The Mail yesterday reported about a letter they had seen from Saudi Arabia’s minister of commerce, Dr. Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi.

He is also on the Public Investment Fund (PIF) board, which is funding 80% of the £300M takeover attempt – led by Amanda Staveley.

Over the last year or so, the Saudis have refused to legally deal with the piracy of beIN Sports Premier League games by Saudi station beoutQ

That has been one of the stumbling blocks of the Newcastle takeover.

But after the WTO report was released they have said they will cut down on any theft of Intellectual Property in the Kingdom and beoutQ (as contrasted to beIN Sports) is not currently broadcasting any Premier League games.

But now they have really put their foot in it by claiming that they have received no complaints about the pirating of Premier League games, and in general, theft of Intellectual Property and that it’s so easy to lodge a complaint.

In short – give me a break.

This is what Saudi Arabia’s minister of commerce, Dr. Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi (shown above), has written:

“No evidence of civil or criminal copyright violation at all has been provided to the Saudi authorities responsible for enforcing intellectual property rights in Saudi Arabia.”

“We want to confirm how simple and transparent our process is for submitting information and claims regarding the protection of intellectual property.”

“In order to raise an intellectual property issue in Saudi Arabia, a right holder only needs to send an email to the responsible authorities.”

“The Panel rejected claims that our Government supported the alleged copyright piracy and the Panel did not find that any copyright pirate was based on our territory.” 

That last paragraph is not exactly true, and the Premier League are not exactly pleased with the letter.

But this kind of nonsense from Saudi Arabia officials is not helpful, as we wait and wait for the approval from the Premier League to come through.

If indeed it will eventually come through.

Shame on them if they block the deal.

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320 comments so far

  • Northumbrian

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #281

    Cheers thump,, smiley emoji .

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #282

    Gret White Hunter,

    You are spot about some posters skipping posts mind. I`ve lost count how many times i`ve made a comment on here without a response then later someone else will post something very similar and they will get half a dozen posts about it. If you are`,nt in the cliche you get ignored a lot on here.

    12
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #283

    he said ”I don’t feel particularly aggressive” mmm bettyyy …

    bit michael crawford coming out there …

    3
  • Jib

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #284

    clique

    3
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #285

    Richard Keys

    He said: “I do like Newcastle… I love Newcastle as a football club. They don’t like me. And they don’t like me because they’ve misunderstood the message that I’ve been carrying.

    “What I said recently in the Gray Lounge on BeIN Sports: ‘I wish it was any other club [than Newcastle being taken over]’ I said that not because I was trying to steer Saudi money to any other club, but [I said that] so that I could be as critical as I was going to be of the prospect of the Saudis owning Newcastle.

    1
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #286

    Jib= blag spolling police.

    2
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #287

    Great White Hunter …

    sorry mate i missed it i couldn’d see thru the red mist …

    0
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #288

    jib who’s clique…

    0
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #289

    GP

    The picture in that link was taken directly from the last page of the companies house document we saw back in April. It’s literally bang on identical.

    Yet another lie.

    1
  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #290

    Mund,

    I know where Keys is coming from with that, depends whether he means it.

    2
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #291

    did the yanks land on the moon ? …

    0
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #292

    GP was obviously using tongue in cheek…..

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #293

    KV

    Yes i know it was nonsense, i assumed it was to everyone, hence the 🙂 i put on the post.

    4
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #294

    WL

    aye hopefully it’s a submission of defeat because he defo loved winding us fans up

    3
  • Jib

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #295

    Kevin Vegan
    Yet another lie.

    We know sweety
    cool ya jets

    7
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #296

    damn you GP can we have a bit more credibility next time tut tut

    1
  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #297

    Cliche= clique

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #298

    KV

    when a twitter account is set up in april and only has 9 followers, we know its crap, everyone with half a brain knows its crap.

    5
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #299

    Keys obviously fears he’ll lose his job and have to return to the uk, imagine having to dodge toon fans the rest of his days.

    5
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #300

    Mund

    I will get better evidence next time sir i promise

    2
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #301

    WL

    I’d be tempted to go and watch Plymouth or Exeter play them but not sure I can stomach the thought of watching the scum play before I see our lot in action

    0
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #302

    he would get some major abuse like even if this admission is true

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #303

    Mund,

    He might be out of a job in a couple of years when Bein are scraping around for bottom of the barrel sports coverage.

    1
  • Great White Hunter

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #304

    No problem GeordieTom, it’s to windy where I live for any ‘red mist’ cheers.

    0
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #305

    GP

    i was jesting if you didn’t already know

    0
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #306

    WL

    so tedious nowadays trying to take positives out of scraps like this isn’t it?

    0
  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #307

    Kev V,

    Watch is the matter with you lad, go and cheer the locals to victory against the unwashed .

    1
  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #308

    Bus moved

    0
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #309

    Kv …

    your from Plymouth yeah , were you one of the Pilgrim Fathers or were you captain of the Mayflower …

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #310

    GP

    Oh that’s a massive relief. And to think I was trying my hardest to put that across in a way that didn’t sound like I was insulting your intelligence. Definitely should’ve realised from the start. Who do you think is responsible? My first thought was somebody after followers, but that doesn’t make much sense as they will obviously be found out very quickly for this lie. Three guesses: journos sewing the seeds for a fake news story, WUM or club PR

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #311

    id defo take any opportunity to cheer against the scum anytime i could

    1
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #312

    GP
    chit I’m going to unfollow all of them guys….. 🙂

    1
  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #313

    Mund, from previous.

    Thats an understatement, i`m glad i`m back at graft bcos this takeover has totally consumed my time.. It all better be worth it.

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #314

    Keys and Gray are starting a podcast Keys has maybe realised that it will take more than a stupid tweet to get people to listen to it so hitting reverse beep beep

    2
  • papscrunt

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #315

    It’s really hard work finding football related posts amongst all the Jeremy Kyle esq bitching

    3
  • lesh

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #316

    Bianconeri

    Aye ya quick wi thi Google but yi cannot translate Arabic like Jib.

    0
  • lesh

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #317

    Jib’s calling Kevin V a liar?

    1
  • dannitoon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #318

    Hes right tho… there is no evidence..

    0
  • Bianconeri

    Jun 30, 2020 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #319

    Lesh ???? ?? ??????

    ????? ???

    0
  • Bianconeri

    Jun 30, 2020 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #320

    Wouldn’t copy and paste grrrr
    ????? ???

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