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Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby The Balanced Man » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:57 am

The US Supreme Court refused to consider the case of Major League Baseball Advanced Media v. C.B.C., 07-1099.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/share ... eball.html

For those who don't know, this is the case where a fantasy website couldn't get a licence by the MLB to use the players names on it's site. The website sued and said that it should be allowed to use them anyway as it is News and Statistics,which courts have seen as the domain of the public, and also claimed free speech.

The MLB players union countersued and said that the website was trying to make money off of the players names, and this required the players permission (hence the licence).

A lower appeals court sided with the website, and said it was free speech. By not hearing the case, the supreme court is essentially saying that the lower court was correct.

Winner = Fantasy Sports Junkies Everywhere. ;-D
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby knapplc » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:25 am

Hooray! Free speech triumphs again! ;-D
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby Metroid » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:40 am

Yay fantasy baseball!!! Wait what? :-B
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby stomperrob » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:22 pm

Def portends well for fantasy football fans, but what's this baseball of which they speak??? :-B :-?
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