Dave Posted June 16, 2009 Share Posted June 16, 2009 It's that time of year again; the fixtures are released tomorrow for the upcoming 2009/10 season. A few people have wondered whether the fixtures are still prohibited now we're not in the Premier League, and I guess you've realised by now what the answer is. Football League fixtures are copyrighted by Football DataCo just like those for the Premier League, and as such are strictly forbidden from being posted on the forum - this includes all workarounds, such as using alternate names etc. Don't moan at us, they just are. Please co-operate with us on this issue; we don't like it but can't risk the copyright holders threatening our hosts - this would in all likelihood see the site being pulled at least temporarily. This has happened before to internet sites and will happen again. Purchasing rights to publish the fixtures is complicated and would use up essential server funds - personally I feel it's totally unnecessary when there are plenty of places where the fixtures can be seen legally anyway (NUFC.com, .cock, BBC etc). To avoid confusion, there is no permitted amount of fixtures but you may discuss individual fixtures that are not arranged in a list format. For example, posting about our opening fixture or our run-in is fine provided there's no actual list. Again; stupid rules but we don't make them. To summarise, nothing has changed from last season. Bans will be used if people take the piss. Cheers. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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