Why The NFL Sucks: Reason Number 3,486
As reported in JSO this morning.
According to the new policy, credentialed Web sites can use up to 45 seconds per day of audio and/or video of interviews or press conferences involving NFL employees, including players and coaches, as well as practice footage. The policy states that the audio or video cannot be used live and may be archived for 24 hours.
Last season, the NFL allowed unlimited online audio and video non-game content. Game video was and will continue to be the property of NFL.com, the league's Web site.Fantastic. More monopoly bullshit. Hope none of you Packer fans out there like getting information from the internet for free, because the NFL just put a huge, blistering stop to that.
What a bunch of pigs. That's fine if they want to retain control of in-game broadcast elements. That's fair, even. But to take post-game elements away is way over the line. Someone's got to stand up to these guys, but the only people at a loss risk losing their credentials.
I guess the moral of the story is: If you aren't credentialed, do everything you can to get some post game audio/video because then you can host it on your site, and you'll be the only one with that kind of information!