Yahoo Sues for Free Fantasy Football Stats

Company argues NFL union has no copyright on players' info
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2009 8:11 AM CDT
Yahoo Sues for Free Fantasy Football Stats
Fantasy sports games like Yahoo's online fantasy football have grown into a $1 billion business.   (©sjsharktank)

(Newser) – Yahoo has taken the NFL Players Association to court in a bid to use players' information for its online fantasy football game without paying royalties, CNET reports. Yahoo argues that since the players' names, biographies, and statistics are already in the public domain, it no longer needs to gain permission to use them or enter a licensing agreement. Major League Baseball struck out when hit with a similar lawsuit in 2007. (Read more fantasy sports stories.)

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