William Hill, FanDuel Settle Copyright Lawsuit

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Betting group William Hill US announced this week that they've settled a lawsuit between themselves and daily fantasy sports group FanDuel, ending a copyright dispute between the two firms.

The suit was pulled from the US District Court of New Jersey and came as William Hill accused FanDuel of copying portions of a guide on how to bet that they had originally posted on a website. The copying was so blatant that it reportedly carried the copy line: "Alternate & reverse lines are propositional wagers offered by William Hill on each baseball game."

The settlement terms weren't published, but William Hill said that they weren't seeking any financial recoupment for the case.

Speaking about the agreement William Hill's Joe Asher shared: "We are going to use some of the proceeds to fund scholarships for creative writing programs at New Jersey universities and we are also going to donate to an organization that supports people with gambling problems, a very important issue for us."

FanDuel is owned by PaddyPower Betfair, who picked up the company with the hopes of expanding their US sportsbetting and casino operations. This move appears to be a little hiccup on the operations, but things will apparently still be profitable for the group, as they brought in $9.1 million in revenue for sportsbetting in New Jersey alone.

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5 February 2019 - 3:20pm
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The copying was so blatant that it reportedly carried the copy line: "Alternate & reverse lines are propositional wagers offered by William Hill on each baseball game."

LoL, that's one of the hugest examples of stupidity I've had ever read about..anywhere.. 😀

The good thing is that part of the compensation funds (or all) 'd go for charities and at least someone in need would benefit from Fan Duel's idiocy.

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You would think that if you're going to copy a document from someone else that you would at least do a search and replace on their name in the document.

Whoever did that at FanDuel should be sacked, not just for the copying and being unprofessional, but for proving that they are incredibly stupid!

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Yeah, exactly Ed, maybe that won't be the last time they would it be caught plagiarizing but at least they should make sure reading the text before that, that lawsuit would probably be a hard learn lesson for them.