It's Illegal To Talk About The Super Bowl?

Ever have the joy of describing the winning touchdown of the big game to that one friend who missed out on the broadcast? According to the NFL, such descriptions are a violation of copyright.

Listen closely right before the commercials and you will find yourself being told that not only are unauthorised reproductions a no-no, but so are "...descriptions and accounts of the game". What?? Apparently talking about something is akin to stealing it in the eyes of some broadcasters. Fortunately, according to the folks at, media owners exaggerate copyright claims all the time, and alas, "facts aren't copyrightable". The gods of common sense prevail.

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