1st Amendment Guards Use Of Football Stats: Judge

Law360, New York (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has handed CBS Interactive Inc. a major victory in its lawsuit against the National Football League Players Association, ruling that the use of player statistics and other information for fantasy football is protected by the First Amendment, though the judge tossed CBS' antitrust claims.

Judge Ann D. Montgomery of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on Tuesday found that all of the information used on CBS' fantasy football site is publicly available and therefore protected. The judge based her argument...
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