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Offline JMUalumni

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MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Topic Start: April 13, 2012, 02:09:10 PM »
I already thought the ultra-tight control MLB maintains over all of its highlights and videos runs counter to the way most other businesses are operating nowadays, but now they are pondering whether to crack down on gifs made from MLB video/material.  Obviously the benefit of all this authoritarian style of video hoarding redirects some traffic towards their site, but overall I think they are missing out on the ability to increase the sport's popularity through viral-like functions.

http://www.businessinsider.com/mlb-to-ban-gifs-2012-4

Offline Kevrock

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #1: April 13, 2012, 02:10:53 PM »
Oh yeah? Take this, MLB.

:gunz:

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Offline Kevrock

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #3: April 13, 2012, 02:14:05 PM »
Lol, the article you linked is awesome.

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Major League Baseball Hates You And Doesn't Want You To Watch Its Sport

Major League Baseball has a idiotic policy — it does everything in its power to make sure you can't see highlights of baseball games.

It takes everything that has an MLB copyright off of YouTube. It only makes a handful of videos embeddable for the public. Generally, it wants you to follow baseball MLB.com, or not at all.

It's a dumb policy because websites like us can't cover the sport like we want to, and readers like you can only enjoy the sport in a controlled, limited, MLB.com-approved capacity.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mlb-to-ban-gifs-2012-4#ixzz1rwfvrwQf


Selig, you are old as crap and it shows. Stop ruining baseball and retire.

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #4: April 13, 2012, 02:16:09 PM »
This was all my idea, actually.  :gunz: was just a ploy so I can come out of this looking like the good guy :mg:

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« Reply #5: April 13, 2012, 02:16:50 PM »
:gunz:

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #6: April 13, 2012, 02:31:21 PM »
Have we deciphered what the gunz kid is saying? It looks like "saaaaabaaauhhhhh"

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #7: April 13, 2012, 03:22:42 PM »
And the MLB regime just continues to pile it on.  Now they have closed off the capability that allows people the ability to check pitchfx data from brooksbaseball during the game.  Really a huge bummer, for me at least, as I check both MLB gameday and brooks during the game.

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Due to some new technical limitations, http://Brooksbaseball.net will now post data immediately following (but not during) games.

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #8: April 13, 2012, 03:31:49 PM »
And the MLB regime just continues to pile it on.  Now they have closed off the capability that allows people the ability to check pitchfx data from brooksbaseball during the game.  Really a huge bummer, for me at least, as I check both MLB gameday and brooks during the game.

I bet I know someone who will have a snide non sequitir when they see this ;)

Offline Kevrock

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #9: April 13, 2012, 03:32:50 PM »
That sucks.

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #10: April 13, 2012, 03:37:17 PM »
Have we deciphered what the gunz kid is saying? It looks like "saaaaabaaauhhhhh"

He's a poster on this forum and said its something like "Yea Boys. Woooooo"

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #11: April 13, 2012, 03:50:41 PM »
And the MLB regime just continues to pile it on.  Now they have closed off the capability that allows people the ability to check pitchfx data from brooksbaseball during the game.  Really a huge bummer, for me at least, as I check both MLB gameday and brooks during the game.

I'm fairly certain they're going to block my IP when I try to run this screen scrape Perl script tonight.

Offline BrandonK

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #12: April 13, 2012, 04:48:07 PM »
He's a poster on this forum and said its something like "Yea Boys. Woooooo"

NO WAY!! Who is he!?

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« Reply #14: April 13, 2012, 06:57:30 PM »
And the MLB regime just continues to pile it on.  Now they have closed off the capability that allows people the ability to check pitchfx data from brooksbaseball during the game.  Really a huge bummer, for me at least, as I check both MLB gameday and brooks during the game.


Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooo

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #15: April 13, 2012, 07:01:15 PM »
They're trying to cover up bad umpiring.  They must have been watching the Nationals-Mets series.

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #16: April 13, 2012, 07:46:54 PM »
They're trying to cover up bad umpiring.  They must have been watching the Nationals-Mets series.

Can't think of any other reason for it.

Are they going to ban networks from doing pitch track graphics next?

Then they can ban announcers from discussing calls.

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #17: April 14, 2012, 11:43:21 PM »
I already thought the ultra-tight control MLB maintains over all of its highlights and videos runs counter to the way most other businesses are operating nowadays, but now they are pondering whether to crack down on gifs made from MLB video/material.  Obviously the benefit of all this authoritarian style of video hoarding redirects some traffic towards their site, but overall I think they are missing out on the ability to increase the sport's popularity through viral-like functions.

http://www.businessinsider.com/mlb-to-ban-gifs-2012-4
If MLB takes away my gif I am suing their butts up and down for posting videos of me on their website taking part in an awkward celebration!!!

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Re: MLB contemplating cracking down on GIFs
« Reply #18: April 15, 2012, 10:44:49 PM »
I wish McLaren had been the manger today :(

SAAABUUUAAHHH