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Submission + - NFL Copyrights Nix Church Super Bowl Party

Copywrong writes: "Having taken a cue from the Grinch, the NFL's lawyers have threatened legal action to prevent the Fall Creek Baptist Church's Super Bowl party. They're not worried about them charging admission, nor are they worried about using the trademarked term "Super Bowl" in promoting it — the church was more than happy not to do either — instead, the deal breaker was that their TV is too big. That's right, the NFL believes that watching the Super Bowl on more than one TV, or on a TV that's over 55 inches would violate their public performance rights under US copyright law, a limitation you can find codified in 17 USC 110."

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