A couple of thoughts
1/ "...their copyrights and database rights when it published live football data on the internet..."
How can you have copyright on a football score? A football score (even if the game is on-going) is a matter of fact. There is no artistic value in a fact. It just is. As far as I know, copyright does not extend to facts.
2/ The ruling is very interesting in itself. About 5 years ago, there was a high profile case involving two companies that were selling R18 (ie porm) DVDs over the internet. In the UK, R18 material may only be legally sold from a licensed premises (a nice money-earner for the local council, but I digress). Their defence was that they owned licensed premises and distributed the DVDs from there. The case was brought by Trading Standards, and the argument they used was that the point of sale was actually the computer that was used to make the purchase; ie - usually someone's home. The 'home' was obviously not a licensed premises and therefore the sale was illegal. The court agreed with Trading Standards and the two companies concerned were fined a small fortune; the "point of sale" was declared (rather bizarrely) to be the 'home'.
In addition to this, (and I can't remember if it was part of the same ruling or it was a different case), there is also a UK law that prevents the legal advertising of a foreign website selling R18 stuff. So if you run a web site in the UK, you can not legally include a link that says "get your porn here" to another web site based in (say) The Netherlands where your customers can then buy R18. Even it was, the "point of sale" is still the 'home' (not quite sure where this legally leaves the buyer, by the way).
This new ruling would seem (at least in part) to contradict this older case.