London 2012 Olympics Bans Visitors from Taking Photos, Videos, Social Networks

April 27th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

At this age of social networking, every event in this world has been captured and uploaded in Facebook, Twitter, and whatnot. The people behind the London 2012 Olympics, however, want to put a stop to it.

A UK-based photography site reports that this year’s worldwide sporting event has a “condition for ticket holders” that prohibits them from taking pictures and or video of the events, nor are they allowed to “exploit” any video on social media.

The fine print writes: Images, video and sound recordings of the Games taken by a Ticket Holder cannot be used for any purpose other than for private and domestic purposes and a Ticket Holder may not license, broadcast or publish video and/or sound recordings, including on social networking websites and the internet more generally, and may not exploit images, video and/or sound recordings for commercial purposes under any circumstances, whether on the internet or otherwise, or make them available to third parties for commercial purposes.

This means you are not allowed to post Tweetpics, Instagrams, even Facebook photos and videos. You are only limited to Tweeting or updating your status about attending the Olympics, but not with images to prove it. The ban on taking photos and videos, even for personal use, has to do with the Olympic Broadcasting Service being the sole provider of video feeds and other media materials.

Kill joy, you say? Tell me about it!

Source: Amateur Photographer UK, via TechCrunch


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