Thursday 01 March 2012
Football Dataco statement on behalf of English and Scottish professional football leagues:
"Thursday's European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling makes it clear that football fixture lists are capable of database copyright protection.
"The ruling makes it clear also that it is for the national courts to determine whether or not such protection is afforded based on the facts of the case.
"Given Justice Floyd's previous favourable judgment we are confident that the UK Court of Appeal will uphold the database protection for the English and Scottish football leagues' fixtures, which provide much needed revenue at all levels of the professional game."