May be we should take such anomalies to public forums! Slash dot? Free knowledge forums? Press? Media?
Olympics is not just a money spinning sponsored affair. Information about the happenings there is the right of every universal citizen! The 'long' camera may have something to do with security. But accreditations? My 2 cents of thoughts. -Viswam On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Amir E. Aharoni < amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: > Hi, > > The Olympic games are beginning soon. Apparently, ticket holders > cannot use photo equipment longer than 30cm and cannot use the photos > and videos for commercial purposes without accreditation. > > Practically everything that happens at the Olympics is notable and > should be on Wikipedia, Commons, etc. Does anybody know whether there > are professional accredited photographers who are Wikimedia-friendly > and plan to upload their photos? If there aren't any, does anybody > know whether a Wikipedian can obtain such accreditation? > > This doesn't concern me directly, but there are many, many people who > write Wikipedia articles about sports in all languages and it may be > interesting to them. Also, it may be a frequent issue in sports and > I'm just not aware of it because I rarely follow sports. > > Sources for the restrictions: > * http://www.tickets.london2012.com/purchaseterms.html > * PDF: http://j.mp/london2012prohibited > > -- > Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי > http://aharoni.wordpress.com > “We're living in pieces, > I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l