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protected property created by Mr. Clark. Therefore, the team has the legal grounds to temporarily use the footage for a limited amount of time under "the fair use" doctrine. Does Congress have the power to regulate copyright within a single state ? When determining if Congress has the power to regulate copyright within a single state, one must first determine if the business transactions of the Cougars have the potential to affect interstate commerce. Being that the team is a football franchise, most of these businesses are owned privately and generate business from all over. The Birmingham Cougars sell tickets and merchandise nationwide that consist of bearing a trademark logo on all of their packaging. Based on the U.S. constitution, any commercial transactions or traffic that cross state boundaries or involves more than one state is considered interstate commerce. It gives Congress validity to rule on this case. According to Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, it grants Congress the power, "to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries." (Kubasek, 2011). The entire business aspect of sports ownership is being able to appeal and target consumers by promoting their brand, utilizing highlight footage on their websites, television channel, and stadium of previously aired footage. Therefore, based on research, there is evidence

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