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Free The Fixtures Campaign

Free The Fixtures Campaign

A new group have set up to protest at 3rd parties such as independent websites having to pay for the publication of fixture lists.

All newspapers, sites etc have to pay the fee and 'free the fixtures campaign' question why us fans should have to pay for the 'privilege' of advertising (which is what fixtures basically are) the fixtures for the games we all pay our hard earnt money to go and watch. Vital Football have had to take the stance that we won't publish fixtures due to the costs involved and most independent sites take the same position. For us to do it across the network we would be looking at a fee in the region of £13 000 + VAT, something that just isn't economically viable!

So, if you have an interest, these are the details of the campaign set up. This isn't run by anyone involved with Vital Football but I think like most football fans, we echo the sentiment, we should be able to publish the fixtures as the fans are what makes this game and without us it would collapse.

Free the fixtures campaign:

www.freethefixtures.com

On Thursday 14th June the fixtures for the 2007/08 football season were published. However most fan run websites will not be displaying them....

Football DataCo Ltd is a British company that grants licenses to third parties allowing them to reproduce certain intellectual property such as fixture lists and statistics. Football DataCo is wholly owned by FA Premier League and The Football League. The standard fee for the reproduction of a single team`s fixture list currently stands at £266 plus VAT.

This fee is charged to all 3rd parties including independently owned football fan sites and fanzines. Numerous fan sites have been closed as a result of legal action initiated by Football DataCo Ltd.

We the fans should be free to publish our teams fixtures on our sites.

Please sign the petition and we will present it to the people that are responsible for charging the fans to publish THEIR fixtures!

Sign Here

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday June 18 2007
Time: 2:58PM

Comments

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A big club like this and there is no one running the site?
pandapops
22/06/2007 13:18:00
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cant believe they havent sorted this out yet, 3 years and still nothing it deserves to be shut down after hillsborough
pandapops
24/06/2007 01:24:00
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I miss the terraces as football just isnt the same, luckily plymouth have got some temporary seating :)
pandapops
24/06/2007 01:24:00
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Im watching you.
Karld
25/06/2007 22:27:00
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Panda you just want to win the league.
Karld
25/06/2007 22:27:00
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lol, busted!! Sorry guys, it would be nice to win for a change though, to see Bristol Rovers in the Hall Of Fame dont you think ??
pandapops
26/06/2007 10:00:00
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oopss meant to put the above posts on the Terrace Closure article. This is my view on this story. I dont agree i think its outrageous how they can think it is fair to charge 13,000 for a list that only lasts 10 months. I have signed and i hope it does some good
pandapops
26/06/2007 10:02:00
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No you were beaten by doncaster in the jonstones paint trophy final. That has ruined your chances for ever being allowed in to the hall of fame
Karld
26/06/2007 16:44:00
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Let me point out that they were a league above us and we put up a great fight at the millennium, also we beat Shrewsbury at Wembley which got us promoted (i know which i'd prefer out of the two) regardless both were fantastic days out
pandapops
27/06/2007 17:13:00
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Stand up for the fans rights and sign the petition.
zipadeedoodah
06/07/2007 01:46:00
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