Disclaimer, Data Sources, Content Licensing

09.30.2019 : meta, data

Updated on October 17th, 2020

Sources of Data:

Whether or not data is copyrightable is a bit of a gray area. The short version is that data is not copyrightable, but presentation, the act of compilation, etc., probably is.

Many hockey data sites list their policy on usage of their content. Here are a few examples.

These days, we also have popular, pre-fabricated licenses to govern use of content.

For example, QuantHockey uses the Creative Commons Attribution + Noncommerical license, which, as the name suggests, means you can use the data, must name QuantHockey as the source, and should not make any money by presenting data from this source (the use of ads on QuantHockey then seems questionable, but I'm not sure enough of the details to say whether or not that's permitted by the license).

Everything on Wikipedia is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike license. This is the same as above, but without the commercial usage restriction. For this reason, Wikipedia data was used for some of the early releases.

Anyway, this site currently uses data from the following sources:

  • The bulk of data used for predictions is from Elite Prospects, and is obtained using the API available with a premium membership.
  • Additional data is scraped from game summaries provided on the CHL and USHL websites.
  • An almost-trivial amount of data is scraped from Hockey-Reference.
  • An almost-trivial amount of data is scraped from the NHL's CSS rankings pages, e.g., Prospect Rankings.

We reserve copyright on predictions and other content derived from this data, but obviously, not any data provided by these sources.

Disclaimer:

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