Despite several court rulings that Major League Baseball could not prevent fantasy baseball sites from using the names and statistics of players, NFL Players is seeking to halt CBS Interactive's fantasy football site, claiming that it violates the players' intellectual property rights. NFL Players, which handles licensing and sponsorship deals for the players, further claimed that it is wrong for CBS to use the rights of NFL players to generate revenue without compensating them. CBS declined comment on the suit. Last week, it filed a lawsuit against the NFL Players Association asking for a declaratory judgment that it has the rights to use publicly available statistics on its CBS Sports website.

11/09/2008