It’s been a few weeks since the NFL announced it was scrapping the video on-field cameras that were part of the league’s controversial new “in-person” cameras.
And it’s been nearly a month since a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs was streamed live online by thousands of people.
So what happened?
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office and some of the teams that made the cameras public have argued the move was needed to protect fans from potential illegal recording.
But other fans say the cameras were a step in the right direction, and that the league has overstepped its bounds.
Here’s a look at what you need to know about what happened in the past week:What is the on-the-field camera program?
The cameras are a part of a larger initiative that has raised privacy concerns among some fans.
A lot of fans have concerns about the way the cameras work, and some have even questioned whether it’s legal for fans to record video on the field.
But the league and some teams have maintained the cameras are in fact for security reasons.
So the debate over whether the cameras should be made illegal has been going on for years, with fans calling for a ban on their use for legitimate security purposes.
The on-court cameras aren’t the only camera technology in play, either.
NFL teams have used other technology to record plays during games, such as video replay cameras that can record up to 12 seconds of video at once.
The cameras are used in several ways, including to record the playing of the game itself and the pregame warm-ups, according to NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino.
In the past, the league also used cameras to document certain players’ actions in the field, and the NFLPA filed suit in March against the league over the practice.
But Goodell argued the cameras weren’t illegal, and in a statement this week, he called the lawsuit “frivolous” and said the league had never been sued by fans for video footage of games.
What happened to the cameras?
The NFL had initially set up on-site cameras in a facility in Carson, California, in January 2016.
The league decided to move to a facility closer to the stadium, where it could more easily accommodate the cameras.
But in July 2016, the NFL changed the plan, announcing the cameras would now be used at the Dallas-based NFL Films facility, located in suburban Dallas.
The Cowboys had previously set up video-recording cameras at the team’s practice facility in Frisco, Texas, which was later closed in August.
The move to the Cowboys facility, along with a decision to use the cameras in Friscos video-reproduction facility, sparked a lawsuit that was settled out of court in November.
The lawsuit was a direct challenge to the legality of the cameras, and it was ultimately settled out in 2015.
Who owns the cameras and who has the right to use them?
The Cowboys and their owners are owned by the Dallas Football Club.
The NFL has a copyright on all video and audio footage taken during games.
The owners of the NFL are also legally responsible for the use of the video and the sound of the audio.
But owners have no control over the content of the videos and audio that are broadcast online.
In 2014, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the NFL over its on-camera cameras.
The group argued that the use was illegal and had the potential to be a “tampering” of copyright law.
The court agreed, ruling that the NFL was “authorized to use [the] devices to record football games and to distribute those games on video and sound recording devices to the public.”
But in 2015, the court ruled that the cameras had a “limited use” as long as they were not being used to “distribute” copyrighted material.
In its ruling, the ACLU noted that the technology “can be used for legitimate purposes,” such as protecting the safety of fans and players.
The Supreme Court ruled that because of the limited use, it was unlikely that the devices were “for the purpose of circumventing or circumventing copyright laws.”
In May 2016, a federal appeals court rejected the case, finding that the courts had failed to reach the issue of whether the devices should be illegal.
The decision said that the federal government had not shown that the onfield cameras “could reasonably be expected to be used in violation of the copyright laws, because no such use has been shown to have occurred.”
What happened after the NFL settled the lawsuit?
The court ruled the cameras could still be used to protect the safety and security of fans, but that the players were not entitled to any monetary damages.
The ruling also found that the court didn’t have the authority to enforce the settlement.
The NFL settled its lawsuit in 2015 after the appeals court ruling, and Goodell announced in a press conference last month that the Cowboys were going to take the cameras out of the stadium. Goodell