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Post Sanity rules

Wednesday August 19, 2009

The SEC has revised their ticket policy. You can read the entire policy if you like, but it boils down to these points:

No Bearer may produce or disseminate in any form a “real-time” description or transmission of the Event (i) for commercial or business use, or (ii) in any manner that constitutes, or is intended to provide or is promoted or marketed as, a substitute for radio, television or video coverage of such Event. Personal messages and updates of scores or other brief descriptions of the competition throughout the Event are acceptable. If the SEC deems that a Bearer is producing a commercial or real-time description of the Event, the SEC reserves the right to pursue all available remedies against the Bearer.

Absent the prior written permission of the Southeastern Conference, game action videos of the Event may not be taken by Bearer. Photos of the Event may be taken by Bearer and distributed solely for personal use (and such photographs shall not be licensed, used, or sold commercially, or used for any commercial or business purpose).

So if you’re not planning on setting up your own personal TV, radio, or picture studio from inside the stadium, you’ll be fine. I haven’t seen the media policy, so I wonder if credentialed photographers have the same restriction about selling their photos.

An interesting aside:

A Ticket may not be used for advertising, promotion (including contests or sweepstakes), or other trade or commercial purposes without the express written consent of the SEC or its member institution.

If I had a pair of tickets to the SEC Championship and wanted to raffle them off to raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, I’d be in violation of the policy without getting the blessing of the SEC.

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