Datamining Site Setback As Action Taken By PokerStars
PokerTableRatings Stops Mining PokerStars Data On the Back Of Legal Threat
Online poker datamining site, PokerTableRatings, has stopped mining and publishing data from PokerStars.com after the latter threatened legal action.
The company received a cease and desist notice from PokerStars recently and took its site off line temporarily yesterday before coming back online and publishing a statement saying it was complying with the request.
The statement said, “Recent contact by Stars has led to the removal of this network’s player profiles from PTR. The current management team of PTR has been in place for just under a year and since day 1 we have been exploring ways to compromise with brands in order to create positive relationships for the betterment of the community.
“Through these valued partnerships we have created innovative promotions and features for our users and have many more in development. Unfortunately we have been unable to gain communication with Stars during this time and it has come to a hostile dissolution of service for this brand.
“They have taken formal action against us and we will comply with their demands and have the brand removed from the site.
Online datamining, where third parties scrape information form poker sites and sell it on to players, has proved hugely contentious.
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