Reporter Did Not Infringe Copyright, but may have Misused Trade Secrets in NFL Draft Stories
IPNews® - A Washington district judge threw out a copyright claim against a reporter who used National Football Scouting’s player grades in his blog, but he may still be on the hook for trade secret claims.
On dismissing the copyright claim, Federal District Judge Ronald B. Leighton said reporter Rob Rang’s use of the scores is covered under the fair use doctrine. However, Judge Leighton did not reject the trade secret allegations, which will go to trial in February.
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