The sports power struggle

Writing for, Philip Stone has a good roundup of the blooming power struggle between sports sanctioning organizations and the media.

At the other end of the spectrum, Steve Klein notes that the National Hockey League is setting up a "blog box" -- a special area for live bloggers -- at some of its venues.

What's going on? Is the NHL enlightened and the rest of the sports world stuck in the dark ages?

CNN does the right thing

The blogs are abuzz this morning with the news that CNN has decided to allow unrestricted reuse of the televised New Hampshire presidential primary debates. It's the right thing to do for all sorts of reasons. Much of the commentary repeats the claim that CNN is releasing the video under a Creative Commons license, but the announcement makes no such claim, rather using the language "without restrictions."