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Jul 16, 2012 08:35 |  #1

I have no idea where to post this - hardly just the sports section:

It's apparently illegal to post your Olympics events photos to Facebook - at least illegal for Brits.

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="kernelmag"]Ultimatel​y, the ban on chips in the vicinity of the Olympic Park is a comical irritant, rather than cause for serious alarm. Rather, it’s the restrictions on ordinary freedom of speech and assembly, which have been subsumed to the demands of the Olympic beast, that should worry us.

To give you one example: while ticket-holders are permitted to take photographs of the events they attend, they are forbidden from sharing those pictures on social networks. Yes, really.

I need hardly tell you that Britain’s naturally mischievous and technologically savvy populace will not take kindly to such heavy-handed prescriptions. The Kernel would never endorse or encourage illegal activity, but we have to ask the question: if every guest were to disobey these draconian social media injunctions, would LOCOG go after them all?

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Jul 16, 2012 08:41 |  #2

Seems pretty extreme to me. The professionals already have a ton of cameras being used to photograph events, what the heck is wrong with allowing the spectators some fun with their cameras?




  
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Jul 16, 2012 08:46 |  #3

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Seems pretty extreme to me. The professionals already have a ton of cameras being used to photograph events, what the heck is wrong with allowing the spectators some fun with their cameras?

Don't worry. You aren't allowed in with anything measuring over 30cm or a monopod to any events.

The football {that's soccer} excludes any camera with interchangeable lenses.


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Jul 16, 2012 08:53 |  #4

WTH??? Sheesh!


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Jul 16, 2012 09:02 as a reply to  @ AvailableLight's post |  #5

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="popphoto"] For example, Wembley stadium, which will host soccer events, will prohibit any kind of "professional-style cameras (any camera with interchangeable lenses) or recording/transmitting devices." In other words, these rules mean that all DSLRs, as well as mirror less, compact interchangeable lens cameras manufactured by Panasonic, Olympus, Sony, Samsung, Pentax and Olympus are also banned.

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Jul 16, 2012 09:09 |  #6

They are, indeed, being ridiculous. Ah, the English (or more likely the Americans) and their stuffy rules on anything that might stifle the money exchange.

Whatever.

I love watching the Olympics and admire the work the athletes put into their craft, but in the end it's just games that people play against each other for fun. To take it so seriously is silly, in my opinion, and aside from what the athletes may do later in life, the pursuit of Olympic gold is not what most would consider a selfless pursuit.

Amazing how worked up people get over recreational activities.

My point being that they shouldn't care one flip if people take all the photos they want (provided they aren't standing up in front of fellow spectators).

Stuff em. Just put a 100-400L (extended and locked) in your jeans (the tightest ones you can find) and saunter in there with the smallest point and shoot you can find hanging around your neck.

And make sure your top three shirt buttons are undone/ add mascara to your chest hair.

Works every time.


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Jul 16, 2012 09:12 as a reply to  @ MikeFairbanks's post |  #7

Is that a Canon in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?


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Jul 16, 2012 09:30 |  #8

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #14723481 (external link)
They are, indeed, being ridiculous. Ah, the English (or more likely the Americans) and their stuffy rules on anything that might stifle the money exchange.

Whatever.

I love watching the Olympics and admire the work the athletes put into their craft, but in the end it's just games that people play against each other for fun. To take it so seriously is silly, in my opinion, and aside from what the athletes may do later in life, the pursuit of Olympic gold is not what most would consider a selfless pursuit.

Amazing how worked up people get over recreational activities.

My point being that they shouldn't care one flip if people take all the photos they want (provided they aren't standing up in front of fellow spectators).

Agree 100%.


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Jul 16, 2012 09:31 |  #9

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Wow. I've got a friend going over, he's a photographer. This will not make him happy.




  
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Jul 16, 2012 09:38 |  #10

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Wow. I've got a friend going over, he's a photographer. This will not make him happy.

Well the general view seems to be leave the monopod and ignore the rest.


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Jul 16, 2012 09:55 as a reply to  @ Simon_Gardner's post |  #11

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #14723481 (external link)
They are, indeed, being ridiculous. Ah, the English (or more likely the Americans) and their stuffy rules on anything that might stifle the money exchange.

Whatever.

I love watching the Olympics and admire the work the athletes put into their craft, but in the end it's just games that people play against each other for fun. To take it so seriously is silly, in my opinion, and aside from what the athletes may do later in life, the pursuit of Olympic gold is not what most would consider a selfless pursuit.

Amazing how worked up people get over recreational activities.

My point being that they shouldn't care one flip if people take all the photos they want (provided they aren't standing up in front of fellow spectators).

Stuff em. Just put a 100-400L (extended and locked) in your jeans (the tightest ones you can find) and saunter in there with the smallest point and shoot you can find hanging around your neck.

And make sure your top three shirt buttons are undone/ add mascara to your chest hair.

Works every time.

I don't think the restrictions on photography are anything new - there have been venues with similar ones before.

As for the other restrictions re fries etc, that is down to the official sponsorship deals. I know of a few businesses that have been involved in the building process but unless they pay a large amount of money they are not allowed to call themselves Olympic suppliers.


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Jul 16, 2012 09:59 |  #12

Excuse my french, but ****ing hell.


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Jul 16, 2012 10:12 |  #13

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...(or more likely the Americans)...

?????????


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Jul 16, 2012 10:18 |  #14

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #14723481 (external link)
Just put a 100-400L ...in your jeans (the tightest ones you can find) and saunter in there...

Are you happy to see me ... or is that just an EF 100-400L? ...:)


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Jul 16, 2012 10:38 |  #15
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Simon_Gardner wrote in post #14723392 (external link)
Don't worry. You aren't allowed in with anything measuring over 30cm or a monopod to any events.

The football {that's soccer} excludes any camera with interchangeable lenses.

Its something to do with copyright (football)

I think security is in the uppermost thought of officials. Doesn't make sense to make people not post photos on facebook. But then again Facebook has been using other people's photos for no reason whatsoever, so the latter may be the case rather than the security issues




  
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