Friday, February 01, 2008
Illegal to watch the Superbowl?
According to US Copyright law, it is an infringement on broadcast copyrights to use an AV device with a screen greater than 55", or in the case of an audio only broadcast, to use more than 6 speakers.
Sorry, folks - those home theaters you have spent so much money on for your Superbowl party? They are illegal. Have a nice day. Best government money can buy.
Think I'm full of it?
The NFL has sent cease-and-desist letters to several private groups that used to have Superbowl parties - churches, mainly:
Continuing the long tradition of Christian civil disobedience, the Indianapolis Second Baptist Church will risk the wrath of Federal Law and NFL Lawyers by illegally re-broadcasting the superbowl for their youth group this weeekend, using a weapon of mass communication, a projector and screen bigger than 55". Will Homeland Security conduct a copyright raid searching for these weapons of mass communication?