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The implications on data in sport in light of improvements in technology


With improvements in technology, more and more data about sporting events is being captured. A number of different groups claim to 'own' such data - the players themselves ("the data wouldn't exist if we didn't participate"), the data companies ("it's our technology which is driving data collection and analytics") and the sports rightsowners themselves ("it's our competition").

This article examines the points to note about the database right and its applicability to sports data.

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