Sportradar pursuing further infringement claims
Sportradar is pursuing a number of database infringement proceedings against companies in the betting industry after successfully reaching a settlement with Betconstruct, iGamingBusiness.com understands.
Sportradar initiated the action last year against Betconstruct and two betting operators that cannot be named as part of the agreement over their unlicensed use of live data from tennis events.
It was the first time Sportradar and its Betradar division – which provides data, content and streaming services to betting customers – had taken operators to court over database infringement.
iGamingBusiness.com understands that the company is still pursuing a number of other cases against both data providers and betting operators who are wrongfully using its content.
Betconstruct, the two bookmakers and Sportradar have reached a confidential agreement to resolve all claims involving historic use of International Tennis Federation (ITF) live data, with Betconstruct paying Sportradar an undisclosed monetary sum and agreeing to take a licence from Sportradar in relation to data from the ITF database going forward with the right to grant sublicences to the two bookmakers to use the data.
In a statement, Sportradar said: “By issuing proceedings, Sportradar has underlined its firm belief in the central importance and value of databases, and the database right, to this industry, and as a global data and content business it will take all necessary and available steps, in any jurisdiction, to protect its database rights against unauthorised use.
“The agreement reached also demonstrates that all parties to the proceedings are firmly committed to the integrity of the sports betting ecosystem, and that Betconstruct and the two bookmakers support Sportradar's desire to enable fans to enjoy sports betting in a safe and quality assured environment.”
The ITF expanded its partnership with Sportradar in March. Under the enhanced deal, the ITF has access to Sportradar’s Integrity Services offering while Sportradar is using its Fraud Detection System to monitor and analyse betting patterns across more than 50,000 ITF Pro Circuit tennis matches.