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NYT: "Tensions Over Sports Blogging"

Or put otherwise, Who owns sports coverage?  P'haps a Big Mac for thought here, or at least some Bud McNuggets:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/business/media/21bloggers.html?pagewanted=1&bl&ei=5087&en=f10af5b340aaa412&ex=1209009600

PC Bud is determined to get that irksome antitrust exemption canned, and he may succeed:

"For example, the Media Law Resource Center, a group whose members include most major media organizations, has commissioned legal research in anticipation of the question of media restrictions going to the courts. One tactic being considered is to challenge M.L.B.’s antitrust exemption.

“My view is that this is news gathering, and I look for legal responses to any effort to clamp down on news gathering,” said Sandra Baron, executive director of the Media Law Resource Center. “What I see is a strident effort by a powerful monopoly to control information. They have a monopoly on the game. Now they want to have a monopoly on the information.”

If you think MLB isn't run by rocket scientists, rest assured that the NCAA is not preparing any space shots in the near future either: "[In] women’s water polo, bloggers are allowed three posts a quarter and one at halftime; in fencing or bowling, 10 posts are allowed for each day or session." I guess we won't be expanding our coverage of women's water polo any time soon, eh?

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