This is just stupid, Major League Baseball imposes restrictions for online content:
MLB has become the latest property to impose limits on news outlets posting online content developed at league facilities, following the NFL´s hotly debated 45-second rule.
In a new credentialing terms-and-conditions sheet MLB is limiting news organizations from posting more than 120 seconds a day of audio or video from league facilities, with game highlights restricted only to rights holders that have a separate rights deal with MLB Advanced Media.
The new MLB rules also prohibit news organizations from posting more than seven photos from any game online and from creating a photo gallery on their Web sites. Non-text content created at MLB ballparks cannot stay up on a news outlet Web site for more than 72 hours.
MLB´s moves quickly generated sharp criticism from the Associated Press Sports Editors, which sees the rules as stifling legitimate news coverage. The organization last year unsuccessfully sought a broad reworking of the NFL´s 45-second rule.
Sports Business Journal/Techdirt/John Batelle: Are You Kidding Me, MLB?.
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