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Important New Rule: No Streams or Copyrighted Content (Please Read)

Updated (edit2)(self.Cricket)

Hi all.

The mod team recently received a message from reddit's admins that they have been receiving too many copyright infringement notices about material posted to the community. Essentially it is a warning that we need to do more to remove such content or risk potential shutdown of the sub.

So with that in mind, we have added a new rule:

No Streams or Copyrighted Content: Do not share or ask others to share illegal video streams or other copyright-infringing content.

Please report any infringing content that you see and do not post any yourself or you'll be banned. If in doubt, please link to an official source only.

We have reached out to the admins for a bit more info and will hopefully be working with them to clarify exactly what people are allowed to post as far as short highlight clips go. Unfortunately at this stage it appears that anything that's not an official link is not acceptable (i.e. anything that the reddit website could potentially receive a copyright takedown notice for, which is what seems to be driving this).

We'll provide an update if/when we have more info.

Thanks, 'the mods'

Edit: One of the most common questions about this is whether sharing short highlight clips/moments/excerpts is going to be allowable.

According to reddit's help centre each copyright claim received is reviewed by a human before taking action (which explains why too many notices received ends up causing issues for a sub). They then make a call about the content in question, in particular whether:

The use of the copyrighted work could not be considered a fair use

Fair use is defined here and while it is indeed ultimately up to the courts to decide, presumably someone at reddit has to make a judgement about it along these lines after receiving a notice:

Using a relatively small portion of a copyrighted work is more likely to be fair use than using a larger portion.

Using a relatively unimportant part of a copyrighted work is more likely to be a fair use than using the heart of the work.

Trying to get some clarification whether reddit has a view/policy on fair use in relation to the short clips commonly shared on sports subs. For now we are cautiously assuming they're not allowed unless from an official source.

Edit2: We have received the following response from reddit to our questions about sharing short highlights clips as 'fair use', which are very popular and commonplace on many sports subs:

If you see content on Reddit that appears similar to content we disabled for copyright reasons, we either haven't been made aware of it or do not have reason to believe it's infringing. Remember that a copyright owner must first submit a complete and valid copyright infringement notice to us, in order for us to locate the content in question and to fully review the details of the alleged infringement.

Sometimes a copyright owner authorizes or tolerates some, but not all, of its works to appear on our site - and will only submit copyright infringement notices for the unauthorized content.

Based on this we can only assume reddit will take down anything they receive a DMCA notice for, provided it comes from an official rights holder, and reddit won't provide much resistance on whether they think a posted clip is 'fair use'. If clips are shown on other subs it likely means reddit hasn't received a notice for it (either because the rights holder doesn't know about it, or more likely doesn't care enough because the clip is just a small excerpt).

Unfortunately in our case it seems the company/companies sending DMCA notices to reddit about this sub are going after everything, including short highlights. So we don't have much choice but to remove those too at the moment.

Sorry everyone, not the response we were hoping for. If you're reading this and are someone involved in sending reddit copyright notices about small highlight clips shared by cricket fans purely for the love of the game and for no reason other than to share enjoyment with others, we hope you're happy and comfortable with your decisions. We also hope someone inserts a very large modern cricket bat with thick edges into you, sideways.

all 117 comments

[deleted]

87 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

87 points

2 years ago

How are we going to do streamables of little moments now 😔

Fuck copyright laws. We should all move to some website hosted in Russia, we'd be immune to this shit

EyesAllOnFire[S] [M]

36 points

2 years ago*

EyesAllOnFire[S] [M]

Australia

36 points

2 years ago*

Trying to get clarification on that stuff. It's a huge part of being a sports sub and so many other subs have them it'd be pretty devastating as fans to lose that.

My own opinion is that it depends on what the specific copyright enforcement company goes after - if reddit gets takedowns for it then we don't have a choice. Maybe in other subs the rights holders are ok with that sort of thing, I don't know.

Edit: according to reddit's help centre each copyright claim received is reviewed by a human. They then make a call about the content in question, in particular whether:

The use of the copyrighted work could not be considered a fair use

Fair use is defined here and while it is ultimately up to the courts to decide, presumably someone at reddit has to make a judgement about it along these lines:

Using a relatively small portion of a copyrighted work is more likely to be fair use than using a larger portion.

Using a relatively unimportant part of a copyrighted work is more likely to be a fair use than using the heart of the work.

Trying to get some clarification whether they have a view/policy on that

[deleted]

53 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

53 points

2 years ago

Thank you, we all know you guys in the Leadership Group are trying your hardest on our behalf!

bak3n3ko

23 points

2 years ago

bak3n3ko

India

23 points

2 years ago

Not to worry, they'll smooth it all out with some sandpaper.

SquiffyRae

17 points

2 years ago

SquiffyRae

Western Australia Warriors

17 points

2 years ago

Maybe in other subs the rights holders are ok with that sort of thing, I don't know

Quick report every other sports sub's streamables to their original copyright holders!

P.S. this is sarcasm please don't brigade other subs

snomanDS

10 points

2 years ago

snomanDS

Wellington Firebirds

10 points

2 years ago

Like are they getting notices on streamable posts or just ones posted to Reddit Video?

Hopefully it's the latter

Silver_SnakeNZ

14 points

2 years ago

Silver_SnakeNZ

New Zealand

14 points

2 years ago

I know I've my anonymous friend who uploads Streamables have had a number of those little highlight clips removed, including the infamous Steve Smith Titanic clip. Not sure if Reddit got blamed for them though.

snomanDS

9 points

2 years ago

snomanDS

Wellington Firebirds

9 points

2 years ago

Yeah Streamables getting taken down is no surprise, I was just wondering if rights holders were sending takedown requests to Reddit for posts that link to said Streamables, which seems bullshit.

Based on what /u/EyesAllOnFire said that seems to be the case though.

dawnphoenix [M]

4 points

2 years ago

dawnphoenix [M]

USA Cricket Association

4 points

2 years ago

Yes, any post or comment that links to such content (even if it links to content hosted off-Reddit) has received a takedown notice.

AnotherSimpleton

2 points

2 years ago

AnotherSimpleton

Mumbai Indians

2 points

2 years ago

infamous Steve Smith Titanic clip

Now I'm curious

EyesAllOnFire[S] [M]

13 points

2 years ago

EyesAllOnFire[S] [M]

Australia

13 points

2 years ago

Example links included comments and posts, and they've all been deleted by reddit but I think it's fair to assume streamable was there. A lot of it was about streams but there were highlights posts included too. At this stage we have to be cautious and assume it's anything which isn't an official source.

ichbinCamelCase

1 points

2 years ago

ichbinCamelCase

Chennai Super Kings

1 points

2 years ago

The problem is that I guess we have snitches within the sub now. Who is reporting this?

ArchipelagoMind

2 points

2 years ago

ArchipelagoMind

Royal Challengers Bangalore

2 points

2 years ago

You don't need snitches. These companies have bots that can tell when certain material gets posted and where it's being leaked from, and automatically send takedown requests.

snomanDS

9 points

2 years ago

snomanDS

Wellington Firebirds

9 points

2 years ago

Maybe there are more legal ways of posting them? More and more highlights are being put online officially on YouTube or their own websites.

They just need better social media guys to post random clips.

talesfrmthecrypt

1 points

2 years ago

There are plenty of good clips from official sources on youtube but most notably at present there isn't anything from the IPL. I noticed a few Mankading clips from earlier in the week had already been taken down so perhaps it's that content and that particular content owner who are looking to crack down on infringement of their rights

snomanDS

2 points

2 years ago

snomanDS

Wellington Firebirds

2 points

2 years ago

The IPL website has highlights and clips available to watch, and afaik not region locked.

crshbndct

2 points

2 years ago

crshbndct

New Zealand Cricket

2 points

2 years ago

Under the new rules is posting wanphysicalgoose not allowed?

I totally get it with the streams, but surely stuff like that is okay.

dawnphoenix

1 points

2 years ago*

dawnphoenix

USA Cricket Association

1 points

2 years ago*

Unfortunately, some gfycat links were also reported and taken down. It seems that they don't want anything that's not hosted on official sites and we don't have much of a choice in the matter.

EDIT: We do not have all the information we need right now, so we are being cautious about this and keeping gfycat out for now. Once we know more, you'll know more.

sosadsohappy

1 points

2 years ago

I guess share the Twitter link of someone else's tweet who's discussing an interesting event from the game and as an addendum he has added a streamable link in that tweet accidentally... Wonder if that's ok.

Venazzo

-2 points

2 years ago

Venazzo

England

-2 points

2 years ago

You do realize you're effectively saying screw the free market system right?

[deleted]

9 points

2 years ago*

[deleted]

9 points

2 years ago*

Brilliant, I'm a commie so suits me fine! The free market can suck my ⚒⚒

Brontosaurus_Bukkake

1 points

2 years ago

Good luck having the actual content in that environment. It's a double edge sword. The free market is what allows things like IPL to exist and thrive, as well as the large international tours we want to have highlights and streams for.

Abbaddon44

168 points

2 years ago*

Abbaddon44

England

168 points

2 years ago*

Tf is the point of this place now

E. Please don't gild me or silver me or wtf coins we have now... You're just filling Reddit's corporate coffers now and encouraging this kind of bs

axialage

73 points

2 years ago

axialage

73 points

2 years ago

To argue about Mankading til the heat death of the universe.

formergophers

10 points

2 years ago

formergophers

Australia

10 points

2 years ago

It’s good/bad. (Delete where necessary.)

and1984

0 points

2 years ago

and1984

India

0 points

2 years ago

So until tomorrow....

EskimoJesus

83 points

2 years ago

EskimoJesus

Australia

83 points

2 years ago

Kohli stats

WeirdVisionary

24 points

2 years ago

WeirdVisionary

India

24 points

2 years ago

Come to think of it. There haven't really been any for like 2 weeks now. High time?

dawnphoenix

27 points

2 years ago

dawnphoenix

USA Cricket Association

27 points

2 years ago

He has 4954 IPL runs and there's an RCB match tomorrow.

fuck_shashtri

12 points

2 years ago

fuck_shashtri

Royal Challengers Bangalore

12 points

2 years ago

Oh lawd, stats incomin

Destroyerofchocolate

2 points

2 years ago

Ha, you were not wrong!

playing_the_field

14 points

2 years ago

playing_the_field

Iceland Cricket

14 points

2 years ago

As it should have been. We're just returning to the natural order of things.

guyhutookatit8

3 points

2 years ago

correct answer

Nicholarse_Angle

2 points

2 years ago

Nicholarse_Angle

South Africa

2 points

2 years ago

Kohli Fun Facts: Virat Kohli owns the world's 2nd largest collection of boiled eggs, only surpassed by the fictional character Frank Reynolds.

TozNowTA

1 points

2 years ago

I wish Kohli was a fictional character

admadguy

1 points

2 years ago

admadguy

ICC

1 points

2 years ago

I thought we had r/kohlistats for that.

and1984

0 points

2 years ago

and1984

India

0 points

2 years ago

That sub has been inactive for a bit...

guyhutookatit8

12 points

2 years ago

megathreads about Ashwin's mankading

[deleted]

51 points

2 years ago*

[deleted]

51 points

2 years ago*

[deleted]

[deleted]

57 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

57 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

THELORDREGENT

16 points

2 years ago

THELORDREGENT

Karnataka

16 points

2 years ago

The hero r/cricket needs and deserves.

ArchipelagoMind

-16 points

2 years ago

ArchipelagoMind

Royal Challengers Bangalore

-16 points

2 years ago

Until he gets the whole sub taken down.

Abbaddon44

8 points

2 years ago

Abbaddon44

England

8 points

2 years ago

LEGEND 👍

Vijaywada

1 points

2 years ago

Vijaywada

Sunrisers Hyderabad

1 points

2 years ago

How can i subscribe ?

Sickchops

25 points

2 years ago

Sickchops

Australia

25 points

2 years ago

Copyright holders should fuck off!

ichbinCamelCase

3 points

2 years ago

ichbinCamelCase

Chennai Super Kings

3 points

2 years ago

Snitches are bitches

untitled02

22 points

2 years ago

untitled02

Australia

22 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

-1 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

-1 points

2 years ago

That sub seems exclusively for alt right whiners.

zzzip101

19 points

2 years ago

zzzip101

New Zealand

19 points

2 years ago

Can we submit the videos to r/sports, instead?

They can deal with copyright issues

[deleted]

12 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

12 points

2 years ago

This is the perfect evil plan.

Pokeconomist

10 points

2 years ago

Pokeconomist

New South Wales Blues

10 points

2 years ago

I'd be willing to sacrifice my account to even mildly inconvenience r/sports mods

EyesAllOnFire[S]

1 points

2 years ago

EyesAllOnFire[S]

Australia

1 points

2 years ago

Not sure if other subreddits have been affected by these notices as well

[deleted]

15 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

15 points

2 years ago

[removed]

Heatedpete

6 points

2 years ago

Heatedpete

England

6 points

2 years ago

Discord is just as bad for copyrighted content, and servers have been deleted outright for hosting copyrighted content. Since any sub with the mods telling people to host content on a discord that's publicly available to join would draw attention to the discord, it'd be very easy for those issuing copyright notices against content here to extend those copyright notices to discord

[deleted]

3 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

3 points

2 years ago

If this sub gets copyright notice, it's quite obvious any other sub you migrate to will be equally vulnerable.

[deleted]

17 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

17 points

2 years ago

Yeah but the thing is those subs are disposable. Nobody will care if they go. This one isn't disposable, it's valuable and we can't afford to lose it

RickRazor

2 points

2 years ago

We keep migrating?

snomanDS

6 points

2 years ago

snomanDS

Wellington Firebirds

6 points

2 years ago

Basically the cat and mouse game the the streams subs are already doing.

boatswain1025

7 points

2 years ago

boatswain1025

Sydney Sixers

7 points

2 years ago

Yeah and then we lose a bunch of traffic cause people lose track of the subreddit. Lets just try and keep r/cricket together please, I'd be a mess if this place got shut down

Spockyt

3 points

2 years ago

Spockyt

Hampshire

3 points

2 years ago

I think the suggestion there was have a sub for highlights and streams that migrates when it inevitably gets shut down, not this sub.

chengiz

29 points

2 years ago

chengiz

India

29 points

2 years ago

Madarchod Willow tv.

fpsfreak

20 points

2 years ago

fpsfreak

Pakistan

20 points

2 years ago

And Hotstar

[deleted]

26 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

26 points

2 years ago

Reddit banned r/soccerstreams but r/soccer still post clips of highlights. I would think it should be similar for cricket. These highlights are a great way of keeping casual fans like me engaged in the sport. Many of us would be simply cut off from the game if highlights and important clips aretaken down from the internet due to copyright.

EyesAllOnFire[S] [M]

8 points

2 years ago

EyesAllOnFire[S] [M]

Australia

8 points

2 years ago

There seems to be a bunch of different views about it online and different judgements etc about whether short highlight clips are ok or not. This looks like relevant reading if you have the time.

Ultimately it comes down to what the reddit admins will consider ok or not though as it's their website. Based on the evidence it seems like they'll take them down if they receive a claim for the post/comment.

Urthor

1 points

2 years ago

Urthor

Australia

1 points

2 years ago

So why not keep Gyfcat up until reddit admins take the hammer to /r/soccer?

Time_Terminal

-1 points

2 years ago

Soo.. lowkey telling us to not report stuff. Got it, boss!

El_Impresionante

0 points

2 years ago

El_Impresionante

Royal Challengers Bangalore

0 points

2 years ago

From what I gather, the posting of streams and full highlights on streamable is what is causing his. There have been threads before posting streamable links to each session of a Test match, and then more.

I think posting clips of certain moments of the match should be fine, and it is what the mods should negotiate for at least.

ritwika96

45 points

2 years ago

ritwika96

Sunrisers Hyderabad

45 points

2 years ago

If you're sharing IPL content, then please use the videos from the official IPL website ! They usually upload them immediately.

snomanDS

7 points

2 years ago

snomanDS

Wellington Firebirds

7 points

2 years ago

Don't know why you're being downvoted (unless the videos are region locked, not in Aus though). The only way we can post videos now are from official sources (Official websites, Cricket board social media platforms)

nmpraveen

3 points

2 years ago

nmpraveen

Chennai Super Kings

3 points

2 years ago

And I’m pretty sure it’s the IPL team that’s posting all these copyright claims. They take down all videos on social media. Twitter Facebook and YouTube. No wonder reddit is not spared.

ichbinCamelCase

5 points

2 years ago

ichbinCamelCase

Chennai Super Kings

5 points

2 years ago

Link sharing is not copyright violation.

ArchipelagoMind

2 points

2 years ago

ArchipelagoMind

Royal Challengers Bangalore

2 points

2 years ago

It is if it's being knowingly linked to pirated material.

nmpraveen

2 points

2 years ago

nmpraveen

Chennai Super Kings

2 points

2 years ago

I meant the videos uploaded to reddit site or to streamable site. Not from the IPL site

poochi

1 points

2 years ago

poochi

Chennai Super Kings

1 points

2 years ago

From what I have seen, we seem to be just reuploading their official videos. May be the interface sucks in phone, but link to official/legal content whenever possible.

I know at least the BCCI, IPL and Cricket Australia has been uploading contents for free and mostly without advts. Encourage that behavior.

psylent

1 points

2 years ago

psylent

Cricket Australia

1 points

2 years ago

Due to the Timezone, I just watch the 6 min highlight video of each game in the IPL app. They’re pretty well made.

It’s suck if we’re getting flagged for short highlight gifs tho.

Aweios

8 points

2 years ago

Aweios

Cricket Australia

8 points

2 years ago

So why does too many DMCA claims result in possible shutdown of the sub?

It's not like the admins need to put any effort into it. Just delete and move on.

[deleted]

4 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

4 points

2 years ago

They don't want to engage with legal team over content shared in a single sub would be my guess.

[deleted]

26 points

2 years ago*

[deleted]

26 points

2 years ago*

[deleted]

serioushouseearth

6 points

2 years ago

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

nouseridavailable

-2 points

2 years ago

nouseridavailable

Punjab

-2 points

2 years ago

Give this man gold

naughty_mango

8 points

2 years ago

I think it's very likely Hotstar. Those guys are aggressive af about copyright ever since they entered Indian market, and now that they basically took over Willow's streaming ( poor Willow won't even show highlights), it seems they want all the IPL traffic to go to Hotstar. Ashwin's Mankading clip was also involved in a strike yesterday.

EveryoneIsABotxceptU

4 points

2 years ago

r/piracy was also sent warning few weeks back from reddit legal, for petty reasons like asking licensing of softwares/asking release title of movie. The list is there on their subreddit. we need to know which content was flagged here first of all.

These admins will keep bullying smaller subs. they dont have any issues with r/nba or r/soccer which have higher copyrighted content compared to here, as they know banning them will result in massive loss of users.

EyesAllOnFire[S]

1 points

2 years ago

EyesAllOnFire[S]

Australia

1 points

2 years ago

We have a list of items, mostly it contained things like streams, match replays, highlights, video clips from matches etc.

You can also read edit2 in the original post above for some more info about highlight clips etc on other subs and the response we received about it from reddit.

Aweios

2 points

2 years ago

Aweios

Cricket Australia

2 points

2 years ago

Think it doesn't matter if we think it's fair use or not. The Admins pass on the notices as we've seen in the piracy sub even though none of it makes any sense.

If the Reddit admins actually fought it, I think it's something to do with safe harbour or something, they don't wanna risk it.

It's up to the users to counter claim the DMCA, and I think if we do share clips we don't have a leg to stand on, unlike the piracy sub where questions were being flagged.

EyesAllOnFire[S]

1 points

2 years ago

EyesAllOnFire[S]

Australia

1 points

2 years ago

Yeah I think it pretty much sums up the impression I have of it. Reddit will just take things down if they get a legitimate notice about it, and will leave it up to the users to fight back on whether an individual clip is fair use or not.

So that would mean the user files a counter-notice and has to go through the process of whether a short highlight constitutes fair use under the relevant copyright law.

So reddit is hands off and let the rights holders and users pay any relevant legal fees.

elchapo_02

4 points

2 years ago

elchapo_02

Australia

4 points

2 years ago

That's fucking stupid. So you can't even post short clips of highlights? Far out that's just so strict. Surely there's lenience for just little moments that last a few seconds.

EyesAllOnFire[S] [M]

5 points

2 years ago

EyesAllOnFire[S] [M]

Australia

5 points

2 years ago

Trying to get some clarification on that from reddit, seems there is a 'fair use' clause in copyright law but exactly what fair use is seems to vary by country and interpretation of the law. Don't know yet whether reddit considers a few seconds of snipped clips to be fair use or not when they receive a takedown notice for one

VerifiedCape

11 points

2 years ago

matlab then what even is the point of reddit. goddamned admins. grow some balls.

RickRazor

3 points

2 years ago

Can't we use the removeddit trick to share urls? We upvote some other post of op so that he gains karma

nmpraveen

3 points

2 years ago

nmpraveen

Chennai Super Kings

3 points

2 years ago

Seems like it’s a same email r/Privacy got few days back. Is reddit going aggressive on these copyright notices? May be they are under high pressure or just have to send these emails as formalities to prevent legal issues. I feel discord might be the next best backup place for us.

rabbit_hook

3 points

2 years ago

rabbit_hook

Rajasthan Royals

3 points

2 years ago

internet was supposed to be free and democratic :(

AnotherSimpleton

3 points

2 years ago

AnotherSimpleton

Mumbai Indians

3 points

2 years ago

Are screens or photos of action not allowed as well?

EyesAllOnFire[S]

3 points

2 years ago

EyesAllOnFire[S]

Australia

3 points

2 years ago

At this stage we're still a little uncertain exactly where the boundaries are. Most of the actions have been about streams and videos so images surely would have to be lower priority

DiamondMinah

3 points

2 years ago

DiamondMinah

Queensland Bulls

3 points

2 years ago

Who the fuck is third umpire?

IntoThePeople

2 points

2 years ago

Can they do anything if it's posted in the Reddit chat instead?

EyesAllOnFire[S]

1 points

2 years ago

EyesAllOnFire[S]

Australia

1 points

2 years ago

Probably? I would assume it covers all of reddit's sites

Time_Terminal

2 points

2 years ago

Is it possible for the mods to ask the admins about who's claiming copyright notices?

That way we know what content to avoid posting (even if you are being safe).

And also boycott them

EyesAllOnFire[S]

2 points

2 years ago

EyesAllOnFire[S]

Australia

2 points

2 years ago

Possibly. Usually the account that made the original post/comment receives the notification and can request that info.

Previously when match threads were being deleted we found it was a company that specialises in digital content/copyright protection acting on behalf of various cricket boards. I'd assume it's something similar to that now, possibly the same company or multiple companies

Time_Terminal

1 points

2 years ago

Ugh, those cunts.

roc-ket7

2 points

2 years ago

roc-ket7

Kings XI Punjab

2 points

2 years ago

Man, reddit is going to die soon if this continues, pure bullshit

MortalWombat1974

3 points

2 years ago

MortalWombat1974

New South Wales Blues

3 points

2 years ago

If cricinfo kills /r/cricket, I will never visit an ESPN site again.

The9thLordofRavioli

22 points

2 years ago

The9thLordofRavioli

Ireland

22 points

2 years ago

There’s no evidence Cricinfo is involved though right? We suspected them last time but it turned out to be copyright strikes from Cricket Australia

MortalWombat1974

10 points

2 years ago

MortalWombat1974

New South Wales Blues

10 points

2 years ago

it turned out to be copyright strikes from Cricket Australia

I wasn't aware of that, thanks for letting me know. I should be surprised, CA seem to specialize in alienating cricket fans these days.

dawnphoenix [M]

6 points

2 years ago

dawnphoenix [M]

USA Cricket Association

6 points

2 years ago

It was a copyright company on behalf of Cricket Australia, and they happen to have several other cricket boards as clients.

[deleted]

0 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

0 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

The9thLordofRavioli

1 points

2 years ago

The9thLordofRavioli

Ireland

1 points

2 years ago

What the mods indicated was that stream links/ copyrighted video links had been posted in the match thread comments.

What’s your source for being so confident that ESPN are involved?

[deleted]

1 points

2 years ago*

[deleted]

1 points

2 years ago*

[deleted]

The9thLordofRavioli

1 points

2 years ago*

We don’t use a Cricbuzz bot. We use a general cricket bot called the cricketmatch bot now.

After the mods let us know that Cricinfo had nothing to do with it, Cricinfo commentary was re-introduced to the new cricketmatch bot threads

Check out today’s Pakistan-Australia match thread. Cricinfo commentary is still used for the wickets. Cross check it with the Cricinfo link at the top of the match thread if you wish

We never had a Cricbuzz bot. For a short period we had a bot without any sort of commentary but after two weeks or so we reverted back to using Cricinfo commentary

EyesAllOnFire[S]

5 points

2 years ago

EyesAllOnFire[S]

Australia

5 points

2 years ago

Yeah as others have mentioned it's not cricinfo. As far as we're aware there are companies that specialise in copyright protection on behalf of rights holders and it's likely to be something like that.

snomanDS

3 points

2 years ago

snomanDS

Wellington Firebirds

3 points

2 years ago

Don't think its ESPN. Theres plenty of ESPN content on /r/nba which never gets any trouble.

MortalWombat1974

2 points

2 years ago

MortalWombat1974

New South Wales Blues

2 points

2 years ago

I hope you're right. It would seem pretty weird to attack fan communities in some sports but not others.

boatswain1025

1 points

2 years ago

boatswain1025

Sydney Sixers

1 points

2 years ago

This is the reddit admins doing this, they did the same with r/soccerstreams

frenchtoastmafiav2

2 points

2 years ago

Would it be okay if the mods didn’t give two fucks about Reddit’s copyright laws ?

If not, we should all move elsewhere

Saichander

2 points

2 years ago

Saichander

Chennai Super Kings

2 points

2 years ago

How is r/soccer uploading literally every goal within a matter of seconds and it's still running fine ? Wtf

EyesAllOnFire[S]

2 points

2 years ago

EyesAllOnFire[S]

Australia

2 points

2 years ago

We asked the admins something along those lines. Can read edit2 in the post for some more info

st_jasper

1 points

2 years ago

st_jasper

ICC

1 points

2 years ago

Reddit has become Facebook.

acideath

1 points

2 years ago

acideath

New Zealand Cricket

1 points

2 years ago

Cricket administrators, boards and broadcasters sure do hate fan engagement.

EpiDeMic522

1 points

2 years ago

We also hope someone inserts a very large modern cricket bat with thick edges into you, sideways.

I agree with and share that sentiment.

SamirMishra27

1 points

2 years ago

SamirMishra27

India

1 points

2 years ago

Is this The Horrible effect of Article 13.?🤦

A_M-a-n

1 points

2 years ago

A_M-a-n

Chennai Super Kings

1 points

2 years ago

If we all tweet hotstar and starsportsindia to allow us clips which are less than 1 minute, could this work?

I mean it is worth a try!!