The Premier League sued Murphy, who appealed the decision to Europe's highest court.
Only the opening video sequence, the Premier League anthem, and various graphics can be protected by copyright, according to the ECJ.
"By contrast, the matches themselves are not works enjoying such protection," said the ruling.
But the court went further.
"A system of licences for the broadcasting of football matches which grants broadcasters territorial exclusivity on a member state basis and which prohibits television viewers from watching the broadcasts with a decoder card in other member states is contrary to EU law," said the ECJ in its ruling.
The case in the ECJ also involves the suppliers of 'decoder cards' to pubs and other entities.
"National legislation which prohibits the import, sale or use of foreign decoder cards is contrary to the freedom to provide services and cannot be justified either in light of the objective of protecting intellectual property rights or by the objective of encouraging the public to attend football stadiums."