The NFL looks to sack shady sites

The National Football League is well aware of the impact that rogue websites have on the fan experience, and has a plan to tackle this problem.

Professional football is arguably the most popular sport in the United States. More than 100 million people watched the Ravens beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl last year, and sales of NFL apparel and merchandise topped $13 billion in 2012.

That figure includes only official, licensed merchandise. It does not take into account cheap knockoff jerseys sold by rogue websites to fans who are looking for a bargain.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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