Premium Sports sued the Somerville Sports Club, as well as its owners and operators, accusing them of improperly intercepting the satellite signal for a soccer match between Sporting CP and Porto of the Primeira Liga, the premier league of Portugal. Premier Sports claims to have had the exclusive rights to the U.S. distribution of the game. Aside from copyright infringement claims, Premier Sports asserts violation of 47 U.S.C. 605 (a), which prohibits the unauthorized reception and broadcast of foreign communications, and 47 U.S.C. 553, which prohibits the unauthorized reception, interception and exhibition of communications offered over a cable system, The case is assigned to Judge Woodlock.