theodp writes: "For 200 members of the Immanuel Bible Church and their friends, the annual Super Bowl party is over thanks to the NFL, which explained that airing NFL games at churches on large-screen TV sets violates the NFL copyright. Federal copyright law includes an exemption for sports bars, according to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, so churchgoers who aren't adverse to a little drinking-and-driving really still have the opportunity to see the game together in public on a screen bigger than 55 inches."
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