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Aleximion says

Hi guys! I’m working now on a wordpress sport theme…I’ve already done some stuff like automaticly updatable league table , fixtures for entire season and live scores…. The point is that the theme grabs live scores and updates from my web-server, where I manualy make them, but the live scores i get from ESPN … So I’m a little bit confused about getting my theme approved on themeforest…’couse I’m not sure if that is legal…

I realy need your opinion !

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crozer says

Hi guys! I’m working now on a wordpress sport theme…I’ve already done some stuff like automaticly updatable league table , fixtures for entire season and live scores…. The point is that the theme grabs live scores and updates from my web-server, where I manualy make them, but the live scores i get from ESPN … So I’m a little bit confused about getting my theme approved on themeforest…’couse I’m not sure if that is legal… I realy need your opinion !

I am by no means a representative of the law, but there are plenty of sites doing that. Furthermore, the results themselves are live and open for everyone to see; so grabbing them and displaying them on your own should not be illegal. If you are retrieving them in a non-trespassing way, I’d say go ahead.

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All sites have a footer which contains Terms Of Service and/or Privacy Policy. These usually contain that information. Considering your talking about ESPN , I am sure they have such a legal section in their site and that will most surely answer your questions. If not, drop them a message on their contact form and ask for permission! :)

This is the best way in my humble opinion, better than getting sued by a multi-million dollar company.

Good luck! :)

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Aleximion says
thx for your replies guys. I just find out that Disney owns ESPN and their “Terms of use” says:
no Content from any WDIG Site may be used, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise exploited in any way other than as part of the WDIG Site

OK.. doesn’t metter! There are many other sources where I can get “live scores” even leggaly… Well, I wish. What about the idea itself ? Will be someone interested in a wordpress theme with these features:

  • English Premier League -Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2000/2001 – 2010/2011
  • Dutch Eredivisie – Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2005/2006 – 2010/2011
  • French Ligue 1 – Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2000/2001 – 2010/2011
  • German Bundesliga – Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2000/2001 – 2010/2011
  • Italian Serie A – Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2000/2001 – 2010/2011
  • Portuguese Primeira Liga -Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2005/2006 -2010/2011
  • Spanish Primera Division – Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2000/2001 -2010/2011
  • UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League – Group Stage Tables and Fixtures
  • All tables and Fixtures for curent season are automaticly updatable
  • Probably, I’ll make the “Legal Live scores” and upcoming matches page
  • NHL, NFL and NBA - maybe…
  • League Tables in Widgets, Transfer news creator…

Actualy I can add any League and make Archives even for ALL seasons.

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crozer says

Disney.. owns.. ESPN ? Haha, damn!

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organicbee says

Disney.. owns.. ESPN ? Haha, damn!

Disney owns a ton of companies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_Disney including ABC Marvel Comics etc….

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NuclearThemes says

thx for your replies guys. I just find out that Disney owns ESPN and their “Terms of use” says:
no Content from any WDIG Site may be used, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise exploited in any way other than as part of the WDIG Site

OK.. doesn’t metter! There are many other sources where I can get “live scores” even leggaly… Well, I wish. What about the idea itself ? Will be someone interested in a wordpress theme with these features:

  • English Premier League -Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2000/2001 – 2010/2011
  • Dutch Eredivisie – Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2005/2006 – 2010/2011
  • French Ligue 1 – Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2000/2001 – 2010/2011
  • German Bundesliga – Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2000/2001 – 2010/2011
  • Italian Serie A – Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2000/2001 – 2010/2011
  • Portuguese Primeira Liga -Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2005/2006 -2010/2011
  • Spanish Primera Division – Table, Fixtures, Arvhive by seasons: 2000/2001 -2010/2011
  • UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League – Group Stage Tables and Fixtures
  • All tables and Fixtures for curent season are automaticly updatable
  • Probably, I’ll make the “Legal Live scores” and upcoming matches page
  • NHL, NFL and NBA - maybe…
  • League Tables in Widgets, Transfer news creator…
Actualy I can add any League and make Archives even for ALL seasons.
While its a very interesting and unique feature, you’re limiting your template to a very small audience
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Aleximion says

Disney.. owns.. ESPN ? Haha, damn!

yeah that’s kinda funny… I was looking for “Terms of use” on ESPN and then find myself on page with Mickey Mouse…

NuclearThemes : While its a very interesting and unique feature, you’re limiting your template to a very small audience

Thx for your Reply.

I was thinking that something unique will attract people…but, maybe you are right. Anyway, let me clear something. The theme, of course, will have some features for Blog/Magazine Theme like: Unique Skins ,Background, Styles,Sliders,Shortcodes Page/Post Customisation, Widgets, Dropdown Menus etc. And in addition to these – all those “Unique Sport Features”... So, I guess, the right question is: Will be someone interested in a “sport” wordpress theme ?

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vennardk says

Aleximion,

Could you please email me about your progress with this sports theme? I am looking for something similar to WSPN and am interested to see what your project looks like. (vennardk at gmail dot com

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