I just came across an article at Deadspin.com that I wanted to share with everyone out there. For those that don't know, Deadspin is a site that takes an irreverent look at the sports world and is definitely a site I'd recommend checking throughout the day.
Anyways, the article discusses a new NFL rule that will, "...limit media outlets to no more than 45 seconds of NFL related video content on the Web every day."
I can see why they would want to protect their internet resources. However, the 45 second rule seems a bit of a limitation. As long as you are citing your sources correctly I don't see why there should be such a limited time rule in place.
As I've been typing this, The Sports Guru over at Mile High Report passed along a press release the Broncos issued with the rules in place:
- 45 seconds max per day (90 seconds for 2-team markets, 45 per team)
- Can't be live video
- Can only be available for 24 hours, no archiving
- Links back to NFL.com and the inidividual team sites
- Must be editorial context
- The 45 seconds includes any footage of team practice.