Re: Off Vidolib topic--Odd copyright question...

Jessica Rosner (
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 11:40:45 -0800 (PST)

I have had Cubs Season tickets for 18 years and of course I don't live there
so this should qualify me as a suitable FANATIC. Normally I disagree with
the management on most issues but in this case they are 100% correct
legally AND morally. Their only real mistake was in NOT DOING THIS 15 years
ago when the commercialization of the rooftops. It used to be just people
who lived in the buildings and now it is BIG business. I only with they
could figure a way to just BLOCK them out but the Landmark status of Wrigley
Field prevents this for now. Honestly I don't think this is a copyright
issue as much as question of "stolen" services. Will see how it plays out
but this is one the very few issues in which we fans side with the team
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "Jaeschke, Myles" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 11:19:44 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Off Vidolib topic--Odd copyright question... > > Anyone care to comment on this unusual copyright situation?? > > > February 12, 2003 > CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs will have a year to settle their dispute > with the owners of rooftop bleachers that overlook Wrigley Field. > A federal judge set a Feb. 23, 2004, trial date for a lawsuit the Cubs > filed. The team contends the rooftop owners violate copyright laws and > directly compete with the club for ticket sales. > The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages and some of the defendant's profits. > The suit also wants the rooftop owners banned from marketing the Cubs > without the team's permission. > Judge James Holderman instructed both sides to meet with U.S. Magistrate > Judge Sidney Schenkier to negotiate a possible settlement. Lawyers for both > sides say they want the case resolved before the 2004 season. > The Cubs have been arguing with the rooftop owners over plans to expand the > stadium, which currently seats 39,059. Team president and chief executive > officer Andy MacPhail MacPhail in September said the organization wouldn't > cooperate with the owners on the expansion plans unless they bought licenses > to view games. > > > Myles > Tulsa City - County Library System