Friday, February 2, 2007

ABSURD - NFL now trying enforce copyright infringement if you have a screen bigger than 55 inches and have your friends over to watch!

Techdirt has an article today that really makes you shake your head. It seems there is a really poorly written copyright law on the books (another great slice of mastery from a lobbyist no doubt) that basically states once you are above 55 inches for your display it is considered a "public performance".

Aye yi yi!

The NFL is trying to stop a church from having a Super Bowl party! I am not quite sure how the NFL loses anything by a church having its members gather to watch "the big game"!

The copyright and patents laws are starting to show their limitations and really need to be re-visited and updated to match what is reality today.

Between MLB and the NFL and their legal saber rattling it is a wonder why anyone watches these sports anymore.

Take a look at the article over on Techdirt as it has even more information.

2 comments:

JoeDuck said...

Ha - lucky I didn't have a superbowl party this year! This is ridiculous!

Glenn said...

Well since I only have 12 inch B&W with tinfoil antennas and old 9 inch green NCR screens for my computers I didn't think I had much to worry about!