Originally Posted by dougdirt
While that may be slightly true, I think its ridiculous that becuase I dont live in a city I cant listen to a radio stations broadcast online simply because there is a sporting event on it and they want to make money. I live in Cincinnati so I can pick up WLW fine, but I personally think its stupid that they have to disable their internet feed becuase they are broadcasting a Reds game.
It may be stupid, but it is the right of Major League Baseball to dictate how and where their product is distributed. The agreements that stations like WLW sign to broadcast games include provisions that specifically reserve internet broadcasting rights to MLB. They choose to charge for those rights. You can call it stupid, just like you can choose to call anything that costs you money stupid, but that doesn't give you the right to steal content or promote the stealing of content.
IMO, its bad for RZ to have people and posts promoting this sort of thing -- just as it was bad for RZ to have people posting copyrighted content from BA on the minor league forums.