"CBS's Internet unit won the right to use National Football League players' names and statistics for free in fantasy sports leagues it sponsors after a judge ruled the information is in the public domain.Well done Judge Montgomery. A small victory for common sense in one particularly crackpot outpost of the copyright landscape.
A federal appeals court decision in 2007 that companies operating fantasy leagues have a First Amendment right to use names and data of baseball players without paying a licensing fee applies to football as well, U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery said in Minneapolis."
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Sports statistics sense?