Sports Database Rights Firmed Up By Sportradar Tennis Case

A settlement reached between Sportradar and BetConstruct over the latter’s unlicensed data scraping from International Tennis Federation (ITF) matches is helping to establish database rights for providers of sports data more firmly, say industry and legal experts.

Sportradar issued the legal action against BetConstruct and two unnamed bookmakers in September last year in the High Court in London. Sportradar has an exclusive agreement to distribute ITF match data.

A confidential agreement was reached at the end of June, under which BetConstruct will pay an undisclosed sum and agree to take a licence from Sportradar in relation to ITF data.

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