Originally Posted by Scooby
For me it has little to do with the information being taken without being asked
The problem occurs when people visit a different site rather than visiting the original site, the original site then gets less & less traffic, sponsors get less and less exposure which may result in less sponsorship. The original site then ends up being just a resource for the new site who may or may not be making money from advertising on the new site.
The site mentioned in this thread has less than 1000 views on it's counter so it can't be generating much in sponsorship, I would say it's pretty rare than anyone outside of an area would be checking/looking/be interested in other scores but a site that has all the stats and links back so you could say perhaps view who the best in the UK is certainly of interest.