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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

(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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