US (United States) Code. Title 15. Chapter 32: Telecasting of professional sports contests

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15 USC CHAPTER 32 - TELECASTING OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

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TITLE 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

CHAPTER 32 - TELECASTING OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS CONTESTS

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CHAPTER 32 - TELECASTING OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS CONTESTS

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1291. Exemption from antitrust laws of agreements covering the

telecasting of sports contests and the combining of professional

football leagues.

1292. Area telecasting restriction limitation.

1293. Intercollegiate and interscholastic football contest

limitations.

1294. Antitrust laws unaffected as regards to other activities of

professional sports contests.

1295. ''Persons'' defined.

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CHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This chapter is referred to in section 26b of this title.

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15 USC Sec. 1291 01/06/03

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Sec. 1291. Exemption from antitrust laws of agreements covering the

telecasting of sports contests and the combining of

professional football leagues

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The antitrust laws, as defined in section 1 of the Act of October

15, 1914, as amended (38 Stat. 730) (15 U.S.C. 12), or in the

Federal Trade Commission Act, as amended (38 Stat. 717) (15 U.S.C.

41 et seq.), shall not apply to any joint agreement by or among

persons engaging in or conducting the organized professional team

sports of football, baseball, basketball, or hockey, by which any

league of clubs participating in professional football, baseball,

basketball, or hockey contests sells or otherwise transfers all or

any part of the rights of such league's member clubs in the

sponsored telecasting of the games of football, baseball,

basketball, or hockey, as the case may be, engaged in or conducted

by such clubs. In addition, such laws shall not apply to a joint

agreement by which the member clubs of two or more professional

football leagues, which are exempt from income tax under section

501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C.

501(c)(6)), combine their operations in expanded single league so

exempt from income tax, if such agreement increases rather than

decreases the number of professional football clubs so operating,

and the provisions of which are directly relevant thereto.

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(Pub. L. 87-331, Sec. 1, Sept. 30, 1961, 75 Stat. 732; Pub. L.

89-800, Sec. 6(b)(1), Nov. 8, 1966, 80 Stat. 1515; Pub. L. 99-514,

Sec. 2, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Federal Trade Commission Act, referred to in text, is act

Sept. 26, 1914, ch. 311, 38 Stat. 717, as amended, which is

classified generally to subchapter I (Sec. 41 et seq.) of chapter 2

of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the

Code, see section 58 of this title and Tables.

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AMENDMENTS

1986 - Pub. L. 99-514 substituted ''Internal Revenue Code of

1986'' for ''Internal Revenue Code of 1954''.

1966 - Pub. L. 89-800 extended exemption from antitrust laws to

include a joint agreement by which the member clubs of two or more

professional football leagues combine their operations in an

expanded single league.

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Pub. L. 87-331, Sept. 30, 1961, 75 Stat. 732, as amended, which

enacted this chapter, is popularly known as the Sports Broadcasting

Act of 1961.

SAVINGS PROVISION

Section 6 of Pub. L. 87-331 provided that: ''Nothing in this Act

(this chapter) shall affect any cause of action existing on the

effective date hereof (Sept. 30, 1961) in respect to the organized

professional team sports of baseball, football, basketball, or

hockey.''

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 1292, 1293, 1294 of this

title.

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15 USC Sec. 1292 01/06/03

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Sec. 1292. Area telecasting restriction limitation

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Section 1291 of this title shall not apply to any joint agreement

described in the first sentence in such section which prohibits any

person to whom such rights are sold or transferred from televising

any games within any area, except within the home territory of a

member club of the league on a day when such club is playing a game

at home.

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(Pub. L. 87-331, Sec. 2, Sept. 30, 1961, 75 Stat. 732; Pub. L.

89-800, Sec. 6(b)(2), Nov. 8, 1966, 80 Stat. 1515.)

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AMENDMENTS

1966 - Pub. L. 89-800 substituted ''described in the first

sentence of such section'' for ''described in such section''.

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15 USC Sec. 1293 01/06/03

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Sec. 1293. Intercollegiate and interscholastic football contest

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The first sentence of section 1291 of this title shall not apply

to any joint agreement described in such section which permits the

telecasting of all or a substantial part of any professional

football game on any Friday after six o'clock postmeridian or on

any Saturday during the period beginning on the second Friday in

September and ending on the second Saturday in December in any year

from any telecasting station located within seventy-five miles of

the game site of any intercollegiate or interscholastic football

contest scheduled to be played on such a date if -

(1) such intercollegiate football contest is between

institutions of higher learning both of which confer degrees upon

students following completion of sufficient credit hours to equal

a four-year course, or

(2) in the case of an interscholastic football contest, such

contest is between secondary schools, both of which are

accredited or certified under the laws of the State or States in

which they are situated and offer courses continuing through the

twelfth grade of the standard school curriculum, or the

equivalent, and

(3) such intercollegiate or interscholastic football contest

and such game site were announced through publication in a

newspaper of general circulation prior to August 1 of such year

as being regularly scheduled for such day and place.

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(Pub. L. 87-331, Sec. 3, Sept. 30, 1961, 75 Stat. 732; Pub. L.

89-800, Sec. 6(b)(3), Nov. 8, 1966, 80 Stat. 1515.)

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AMENDMENTS

1966 - Pub. L. 89-800 substituted ''The first sentence of section

1291 of this title'' for ''Section 1291 of this title'' at

beginning of section, extended limitation granted for football

contests on game sites located within 75 miles of telecasting

stations to include interscholastic contests, redesignated cl. (2)

as (3), added a new cl. (2), and, in cl. (3) as so redesignated,

substituted ''newspaper of general circulation prior to August 1''

for ''daily newspaper of general circulation prior to March 1'' as

description of the type newspaper required for the announcement of

the game site of intercollegiate or interscholastic football games.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 47 section 331.

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15 USC Sec. 1294 01/06/03

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Sec. 1294. Antitrust laws unaffected as regards to other activities

of professional sports contests

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Nothing contained in this chapter shall be deemed to change,

determine, or otherwise affect the applicability or

nonapplicability of the antitrust laws to any act, contract,

agreement, rule, course of conduct, or other activity by, between,

or among persons engaging in, conducting, or participating in the

organized professional team sports of football, baseball,

basketball, or hockey, except the agreements to which section 1291

of this title shall apply.

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(Pub. L. 87-331, Sec. 4, Sept. 30, 1961, 75 Stat. 732.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The antitrust laws, referred to in text, are classified generally

to chapter 1 (Sec. 1 et seq.) of this title.

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15 USC Sec. 1295 01/06/03

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Sec. 1295. ''Persons'' defined

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As used in this chapter, ''persons'' means any individual,

partnership, corporation, or unincorporated association or any

combination or association thereof.

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(Pub. L. 87-331, Sec. 5, Sept. 30, 1961, 75 Stat. 732.)

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