Fantasy sports are becoming increasingly popular, and with the increase in popularity comes an increase in legal scrutiny. Fantasy sports trade on the statistics of professional athletes. This raises the question: who owns these statistics? Copyright law, the right to publicity and the First Amendment are all implicated. Ultimately, the public interest in this information trumps assertions of ownership by both the professional athletes and the leagues in which they play.
Who Owns a Home Run - The Battle of the Use of Player Performance Statistics by Fantasy Sports Websites,
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