Friday, September 04, 2009

NFL Does Not Want Twitter In The Stadium!

In game Tweets
NFL, National Football League is getting edgy over it's fans tweeting play by play info on twitter like platforms or live video on sites like You tube. Well I would like to see how they are going to enforce these rules. I am sure not walking on to fans at stadiums but by monitoring the sites like twitter and threatening with law suites.
But that might not be easy either according to Forbes, The NFL "has no property right over fans' tweets," says Wendy Seltzer, a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Fans have the same right guaranteed by the First Amendment to publish accounts of football games, even in play-by-play form, that any news organization would, she argues.
I like a comment left by Axeswinger at DIGG, where I picked up the story.
"Maybe, the NFL should just have the teams play in empty stadiums. That way they can control what information gets out to the fans. Better yet, get rid of the players, coaches and support staff and just run a simulation and post the results." He is absolutely right, specially after seeing some of the recent games!


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