Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Ownership of Stats For Fantasy Sports

Major league baseball has been forcing internet fantasy baseball leagues to pay a licence fee to use statistics and player names. This has killed some fantasy baseball games including Swirve Baseball. This shortsighted plan may have made MLB some money but it has alienated fans of fantasy games.

CBC Marketing and Distribution sued MLB for the right to hold their CDM fantasy baseball game unlicenced. They won. This practise of Major League Baseball has been found to be illegal.

This is good news for anyone who plays fantasy sports.

TSN has a story about this here.

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