Strange Brouhaha

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Fantasy Nerds Can Shut Up

No, not *that* kind of fantasy. Fantasy baseball. Seems that the major fantasy baseball outfits are suing MLB for the right to free access to stats. Apparently, MLB took over licensing rights for stats and profiles from the MLBPA--no doubt, they were after the money from the lucrative video game industry, although it makes a person wonder why the MLBPA would give that up.

Not that I necessarily want to side with a huge corporation, but I think MLB is in the right here. They pay to have the stats compiled, they can do as they please with them. Sure, stats are "historical facts," but the effort that MLB puts forth in compiling them isn't.


Post a Comment

<< Home