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Statistics op-ed

Posted at 2:24 PM on August 21, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Who Owns the Back of a Baseball Card?
The case was fascinating on several counts. The court held that baseball's right to publicity was not greater than fantasy providers' 1st Amendment right to republish newsworthy information, even if they use that information for commercial purposes.

Most important, the court found that player statistics are not copyrightable. In all, the opinion is a grand slam for fans.

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