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Unfortunately, some people think facts can be copyrighted: see http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news/news/football-dataco...

I'm sure like a lot of other things it's open to a countries laws and interpretation. According Corynne McSherry, EFF's Intellectual Property Director, "It's a fundamental principle of copyright law that facts are not copyrightable" State side something like this should be ok.

However, it doesn't sound like the same protection is afforded in the UK with regards to the English and Scottish Premier Leagues based on the link you provided.

Source: https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-wins-protection-time-...

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