MLB Gets Geolocation Patent
In the never ending battle to sell its product, MLB has been awarded a patent to use Geolocation in an effort to understand a person's location and then based on contracted black-outs with other local stations, limit or shut down a game's feed. So think about a local station with exclusive rights who for some reason or another decides to black out a game, you won't be able to watch it on your mobile technology. Another example might be when a station has exclusive rights to broadcast a game in a market, but the user wants to instead watch on their mobile phone; MLB now has the patent to cover their ability to black you out based on your location.
Amazing technology put to a slightly style-crimping use. Oh, well.
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Posted by Scott Martin at May 17, 2009 6:49 PM