We were surprised to learn that there are actually rules a church needs to follow when hosting a get-together for the “big game” this weekend. In addition to avoiding copyright infringement, churches have other guidelines to follow such as only showing live events (i.e. no recordings) and not charging an entrance admission, although donations may be accepted to help cover costs.
If your church is planning to host a party for the “big game” this weekend, make sure to read
this post by Susan Fontaine Godwin to avoid getting a penalty!
1/31/2013 update: Samsung just released this humorous ad outlining their work-around for their “The Big Game” commercial. (Disclaimer: We’re not promoting Samsung or anything, we just thought it was too funny not to share.) Enjoy!