I work for a sports website. We have articles, photos, etc. It is an ad supported website. I am trying to determine what pictures I am allowed to post on my website. We mainly focus on high school sports but we will also sometimes cover college and professional sports. When we cover the pro games, we always need a press pass. We always take our own photographs. The press pass will usually state something like the following.
"The credential confers on Bearer a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to take photographs of the Events, and to allow the entity that engaged the Bearer to take the photographs to use such photographs, only for news coverage..."
sounds good, but then...
"...separate consent is required to transmit...any pictures or photographs featuring...trademarks, names, logos..."
The first part sounds like it is legal to go to a game, take pictures, and post them on the site for news coverage. The second part sounds like it would be illegal to include in any of those pictures, trademarks, logos, etc. This would eliminate the use of most all pictures (except maybe a dugout or home plate). So what can I post?
Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated. Remember that it is a commerical website (ads are running).
NCAA Policy: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/ncaah...dential+policy
Minor League Baseball Policy (at the bottom): http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/d...pplication.pdf