Originally Posted by robmadden1
If MLB would get pissed posting pics from thier site or articles and video. I think the game threads would be in violation too. WEBN on Monday was only alowed to say who was winning the game but not say the score because of the MLB rules. What Marty says should stand for game threads tooExpress Written Consent or accounts from the game are not allowed to be reproduced like audio, video, the exact plays or even the score of the game. This is the reason WEBN was not allowed to say the score of the game. If we are not going to allow links, videos, or pics then game threads should not be allowed also for this rule to really work because we are telling accounts of the game like the exact play that is happening or the score.
I would think pics from other sorces like Getty Images or even AP images as long as they are paid for should be ok to post. I pay for my pics from getty images or wireimage and sometimes from AP images.
I don't think game threads are a problem because whoever is posting is getting the information about the game second hand. People posting on a game thread get info via TV or the radio or gametracker. I think MLB is trying to crack down on first hand info from the game like blogging and taking movies with digital cameras and posting them directly to You Yube or wherever. They haven't paid MLB to do that and that's why they are cracking down. I suppose posting on a game thread while you are at the park on a Blackberry or an I-Phone or whatever is going to be frowned upon by MLB but I think that's probably not too common and it's difficult to enforce. How are they going to know where that person got the info unless they actually say, "Hey, I'm at the game and such and such just happened."