Is there copyright on sporting results? For example Tour De France results have the rank/position of each cyclist, the cyclist's name, and the cyclist's finish time/result.
1, Thibaut Pinot, 3:17:21; 2, Nairo Quintana, 3:17:39; 3, Ryder Hesjedal, 3:18:02; 4, Alejandro Valverde, 3:18:59; 5, Chris Froome, 3:18:59;
This data is factual so can copyright be applied? This data is not original so can copyright be applied? There's an argument that finish times are an original work because they originated from the Tour's timing equipment. The counter argument is finish time could alternatively be sourced from mainstream media, social media, or from the cyclist themselves and so are not an original work.