... 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.
Wednesday, 2 June 2004
Posted by Jeremy and Ilanah at 11:13:00