Pictures & Videos Of Players Could Be Eliminated From NBA.com Due To Lockout
With the NBA finishing it best season in terms of ratings and fans interest in quite some time it appears it might be for nothing with the looming lockout. It appears the lockout could even bring drastic changes to the leagues site. According to True Hoop, NBA.com and all the team websites affiliated with it are scrambling as they possibly with have to remove players images and videos from the site.
“That’s because the moment the clock strikes midnight on the current CBA, all those images and videos of NBA players have to disappear off NBA-owned digital properties. Depending on how you interpret “fair use,” the prohibition could include the mere mention of a player’s name on an NBA-owned site, though different teams have different interpretations of this particular stipulation.”
Over the past few weeks, NBA website administrators and support staff have endured two-hour conference calls and countless planning sessions to figure out how to eliminate all these photos, highlights, articles and promotional features from the sites.
“We’re going back to the stone ages of the internet,” said one team website administrator. “It’s all going to be very dumbed down.”
What fans can possibly expect is lots of charity event posts involving mascots and team dancers in the upcoming future.