Superbowl Copyright Violation

A little after the fact, but this tans my hide:

The league’s long-standing policy is to ban “mass out-of-home viewing” of the Super Bowl except at sports bars and other businesses that televise sports as part of their everyday operations…

Which means that bars can show the ‘bowl to a group of people and profit from it, while church and other large groups cannot. Your old friend Copy Right at work.

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5 Replies to “Superbowl Copyright Violation”

  1. but wait, the best part is where it says something to the effect (the voice over copyright notice at the end of the game) that any description of the game is subject to their copyright as well. which i take to mean, any realtime description. so if you’re a a radio station with a franchise to broadcast games under NFL purview, ok. if you’re a blogger giving a blow-by-blow duringthe game, they can come after you.


    the colts won. (FACIAL, bears fan losers!!!)

    and, the prince halftime show was just mind blowing. if that’s the kind of talent the NFLis going to book for halftime shows from now on, there will be NO excuse not to watch the game. what a showman — wailing on guitar under the pouring rain!!!! Col and I both found it really inspiring.

  2. oh – and speaking of copyright, got it all DVR’d in HD. now if only the DVR’s came with built-in editing so i could blow away everything but the prince show….

  3. here’s the exact language:

    “This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private use of our audience, and any other use of this telecast or of any pictures, descriptions or accounts of the game without the NFL’s consent is prohibited”

  4. What I don’t get is how a bunch of guys assembled in a church rec. room to watch the game is not part of the NFL’s “audience” (per language above). What exactly do they think they’re losing? And how does this touch on anything relating to copyright? It’s not a matter of re-broadcasting.

    Save that Prince performance for me – gotta see it.

  5. Whenever I hear that warning (and the recent news about the NFL bullying) it makes me want to find the nearest abandoned drive-in-theatre with the biggest screen possible and project the game on it.

    Advertise far and wide. Watch. Tailgate. Good times.

    If football is going to replace baseball as America’s sport than it’s going to be free as in freedom, dambnabit!

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