Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Wednesday Up First

Wednesday Up First

Sheffield Wednesday visit Pride Park on the opening day of the 2012/13 season as the newly promoted Yorkshire side take on Derby County in their first league encounter. The eagerly awaited clashes with Nottingham Forest take place on Saturday 29th September and Saturday 19th January at the City Ground and Pride Park respectively.

The great fixture rip off continues!

If we wanted to publish fixtures on Vital Network Ltd it would cost us nearly £20 000 (with no commercial gain) or £200 ish per individual site + VAT.

These are OUR fixtures! The games that we readily advertise for our clubs who make much needed revenue from us giving free ticket information with no advertising costs.

And yet Dataco are still fighting the courts who have twice now ruled this charge not to be right.

See: www.bbc.co.uk

European Judges said: 'A football fixture list cannot be protected by copyright when its compilation is dictated by rules or constraints which leave no room for creative freedom."

The case was referred from the High Court in London to the European Court to "assess, in the light of the considerations set out by the [Luxembourg] court, whether the football fixture lists concerned are databases which satisfy the conditions of eligibility for copyright protection'.

The European judges added: 'However, the court adds that unless the procedures for creating the lists concerned as described by the national court are supplemented by elements reflecting originality in the selection or arrangement of the data contained in those lists, they do not suffice for those lists to be protected by the copyright laid down in the directive.'

However, the Premier League said there were elements of the case which indicated that football fixture lists were 'capable of database copyright protection'.


So the fight goes on.

So, for fixtures, go to the official site: dcfc.co.uk



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:MikeC
Date:Wednesday June 20 2012
Time: 8:09PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Recent Derby County Articles

Derby Duo Get Scotland Call (23/8/17)

Ikechi Anya and Chris Martin have been called up by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan for the coming international break.

Safe Standing - The Time For You To Act Is Now!

The EFL supports safe standing, the FA chairman wants it and the EPL clubs are discussing it. After many years of campaigning, we are almost at the point where...

Rams Pair In Scotland Squad

Chris Martin and Ikechi Anya have been named in the Scotland squad for their upcoming internationals in September.

Officials - Grimsby v Derby (22/8/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the EFL Cup tie between Grimsby Town and Derby County this Tuesday.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v. Bolton
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson1%
Wisdom57%
Keogh0%
Davies0%
Olsson0%
Johnson0%
Huddlestone14%
Russell0%
Vydra0%
Weimann0%
Nugent28%
Lawrence0%
Martin0%
Butterfiled0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League