Thursday, January 19, 2006

MLB player stats: history or property?

Okay, so let's say that A-Rod goes 3 for 5 in a game with two doubles, a homer, two runs scored, four RBI's, and a steal. Should a company that runs a fantasy baseball league have to pay Major League Baseball for the right to enter those statistics under A-Rod's name?

As it stands now, the answer is "yes." However, CDC Distributing and Marketing wants a federal judge to stop Major League Baseball from requiring a license to use MLB stats.

I'll be curious to see how this case is resolved.

He's rounding third and heading home... here comes the throw... it's going to be a close play at the plate...

1 comment:

Westy said...

A lot of companies are in a lot of trouble if MLB wins this case.