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Television

Submission + - NFL Calls Foul on Church Superbowl Parties

Kahlil in Virginia writes: This article (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID =/20070201/LOCAL/702010431/) from Indiana describes how the NFL is using its lawyers to intemidate and ban churches from hosting Superbowl parties. The NFL claims it is copyright infringement and that the churches are to refrain from hosing a party where the words Superbowl are used. The also cannot use a screen larger than 55". However, bars and other places are able to continue showing the program. This strikes me to be a fairly blatent abuse of a power the NFL does not have. Where is the law that says we, as a people, have a contract with the NFL to host parties and show the prgram? As long as the church is not receiving income from this and redistributing the program the NFL should have no leg to stand on. The NFL also blaims ratings and advertisement revenue as part of its decision.

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