Re: MLB trying to copyright player's statistics
There is nothing stopping MLB from using the same information that other Fantasy Purveyors are using to present their own superior Fantasy Product, thus utilizing Market Forces to drive competition out of business.
Instead of trying to use weenierific legal tactics to do it, on the grounds that they're too lazy and unimaginitive to capitalize on new media. I swear, the insistence of so many companies (mostly in the entertainment world) of treating various internet outlets and platforms as Obstacles, instead of as Opportunities absolutely baffles me.
At least baseball comes by this honestly: the soul-crushing lack of spine, reason, and vision comes straight from the top. Viva la Selig!