CBS Goes To Court To Let The NFL Know That You Can't Copyright Player Stats
from the and-it's-correct dept
Over the past few years, there have been a series of lawsuits concerning whether or not fantasy baseball operators need to license player info from Major League Baseball. Major League Baseball lost at every level and an eventual appeal to the Supreme Court was turned down. However, it appears that the National Football League wanted to ignore these rulings, and has still been trying to get fantasy sports sites to pony up to use stats and player info — despite the fact that you cannot copyright facts. CBS is now challenging the NFL on this, and has gone to court to get a declaratory judgment that it doesn’t need a license. It’s difficult to see this case turning out any differently than the MLB cases, considering the facts of the case are almost identical.