View Full Version : Online News Association Blasts Baseball Restrictions in Letter

03-08-2008, 01:19 AM
Major League Baseball's new restrictions on the use of online photo images has drawn a protest letter from the Online News Association, a 1200-member group of Web journalists.

In the letter, sent Tuesday to Baseball Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig, the nine-year-old group objected to the new restrictions that include limits on the number of game photos online and the duration of time video can be placed on a Web site.


03-09-2008, 12:17 PM
Sounds like Selig's office is overreaching on this one. What's next, telling fans how many pictures they can take at a ballgame? Charging fans to take photos? I remember a couple of years ago, MLB got its nose bloodied when press photographers suggested a boycott of MLB games when Selig wanted to impose copyright restrictions on press photos shot at MLB parks. How far will this guy go?

Lip Man 1
03-09-2008, 05:07 PM
He'll be allowed to go as far as he wishes too as long as MLB continues to be a six Billion dollar business.


03-10-2008, 12:42 AM
he's playing catch up with the nfl. that is all.

03-10-2008, 01:56 PM
he's playing catch up with the nfl. that is all.

exactly. the NFL have such a stranglehold on any press emanating from their games its just amazing the other sports haven't followed their lead.