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Wednesday, 2 June 2004

EVEN IF YOU HATE SPORT...


... you will be enthralled by next Tuesday's brace of European Court of Justice Opinions. Three of them (Cases C-46/02, C-338/02 and C-444/02) relate to the efforts made by Fixtures Marketing to establish its entitlement to enforce database rights in UK and Scottish football Premiership fixture lists against businesses that extract data relating to football fixtures and use them for betting purposes. The fourth, Case C-203/02 British Horseracing Board v William Hill, relates to the control of the right to exploit commercially a vast and complex database of horses, riders and racing fixtures which the BHB maintains and operates at great expense.

The IPKat hopes to bring you news and comment on the Advocate Generals' Opinions in these cases as soon as it is available, so watch this space.

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Seems more like a pair of braces to me. Michael Harman.

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Patrick said...

This is an interesting case and surely this is part of the public domain and rights are considered to be public information? A more interesting case would be that of football predictions and Premiership Football Betting Tips. All of which are subjective, but do contain arguably intellectual thinking. Interesting thoughts...

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