"In sports as well as technology, the real power of data isn’t that it’s open to everyone. That’s a fantasy. The point is to use data of any and all kinds to win. That’s why big companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon opposed SOPA/PIPA; the free flow of data across the web helps them to win. That is, up until the exact moment it arrives on their servers, at which point the vast majority of it disappears from public view forever."