NFL's loss in Supreme Court could have ripple effect in CBA talks

vbimport

#1

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2010-05-24-nfl-supreme-court-analysis_N.htm

"IRVING, Texas — The decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that greeted NFL owners as they gathered Monday for spring meetings was technically about caps, T-shirts and other forms of popular NFL merchandise.
But the definitive loss in American Needle v. the NFL— with justices ruling 9-0 that the league must be considered as 32 separate teams rather than as a single entity — might also reverberate on the labor front.

JUSTICES’ DECISION: NFL must be considered 32 separate units"

My thought :

In regards to the recent Supreme Court decision on May 24, 2010 regarding the American Needle and NFL (see http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2010-05-24-nfl-supreme-court-analysis_N.htm) I wonder how this now affects the MPAA and the RIAA to bring future lawsuits. Their decision states “But the definitive loss in American Needle v. the NFL— with justices ruling 9-0 that the league must be considered as 32 separate teams rather than as a single entity — might also reverberate on the labor front.”. So now does this mean each recording artist and studio must sue for copyright violations separately?


#2

[QUOTE=Chicago_Guy1;2520652]does this mean each recording artist and studio must sue for copyright violations separately?[/QUOTE]
Hopefully yes :slight_smile:

And on the movie front, each actor must sue for themselves :wink: