“BCCI holds the entire, absolute rights”

The legal strategy that was employed by the STAR lawyers in a case against IDEA cellular last year used a concept called “Quasi Property Rights” and the critical point of argument was the following, which should disturb every fan:

“Quasi Property Rights” are held by the entity that organizes an event: that BCCI holds the entire, absolute rights for the event.


 score is relevant for 5-10 min, and it has all the attributes of a commercial property…..Time sensitive information has the capability of becoming commercially viable for exploitation,

In other words, information related to the sport is now commercial property, and the rights to it are completely held by BCCI (a “non-profit”), ready to be exploited. This is likely the same strategy that will be employed by the STAR lawyers in the new case against Cricinfo and Cricbuzz. More reporting on this issue by MediaNama from last year is here.


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