No uploading media at the Olympics?

Is this getting a bit draconian?

According to tickets issued for the Olympic Games in London this summer, you can’t post any pictures or video on Facebook, YouTube, etc.

Seriously. This is true and despite the upcoming 2012 London Olympics dubbed the first “social” games.

The ticket stub states:

“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.”

“Branding police” will ensure that non-Olympic logos and trademarks [and from non-sponsors] will be covered in and around Olympic venues.

Because of sponsorships, athletes can’t even tweet that they ate at Burger Kings [I believe they aren’t a sponsor] or probably wear clothing from Adidas.

But organizers said they will be going after companies and organizations that may either user Olympic logos or trademarks where they had no right to. They can’t really control what you do with your pictures and videos [as long as you don’t advertise something you don’t have the rights to].


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