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Thursday, February 21, 2008
NFL Reverses Position on Church Super Bowl Parties

According to my colleague Howard Friedman's Religion Clause blog, the NFL has reversed its position on whether churches could host "family friendly" Super Bowl parties without infringing on the league's IP rights. I blogged about the underlying dispute here. According to Howard's post,
in a Feb. 19 letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that starting next year, the league will not object to "live showings -- regardless of screen size -- of the Super Bowl" by religious organizations as long as the showings are free and are on premises that the church uses on a "routine and customary" basis.


Wow. I guess they took the "Don't mess with God" position. Good call.

Anonymous Anonymous -- 2/21/2008 12:22 PM  

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