Re: Re: Copyright of sports results
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on July 10, 2001 at 04:25:57:
In Reply to: Re: Copyright of sports results posted by Davie on July 10, 2001 at 02:18:28:
: Following on from below:
: This is a copy of the copyright notice on the
: Are they allowed to prevent the results of their
: "All information contained in this Site (whether
: : They have threatened me with legal action if I do
Without taking professional responsibility, my feeling is that as long as you do not copy the mode of expression that you are not an infringer.
I have not researched the law with regard to competition between newspapers. I believe there is a body of law about one newspaper putting out news gotten from another.
That may be question of unfair competition.
An ugly reality is that even if you are right you may be brought into court. The cost even if you are right may be very high. Some courts are awarding defendant attorney's fees if you win. The cost to get that even if available might be more than most people can afford.
If you continue and are sued, if it is not a copyright infringement, you may be stopped but there may be little or no damages for you to pay.
The law is a tough thing, particularly if you don't have money. This has been true for ages.
M. Arthur Auslander
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