2009 Maryland Crab Bowl Media Pass
Each Bearer attending one of the Events using a credential represents that such Bearer is acting on a specific assignment for a media agency. Bearer is an accredited agency’s full-time salaried employee who has a legitimate working function in connection with the championship. The credential is not transferable and may be revoked at any time without cause.
The rights and privileges granted to Bearer shall automatically terminate if any term of this credential shall be breached. The unauthorized use of this credential subjects the Bearer to ejection from the facility and prosecution for criminal trespass.
While within the venue, Bearer shall, at all times, adhere to the policies in place for the Event, as well as access limitations, and direction provided by the Maryland Crab Bowl and its designated agents.
Bearer assumes all risks incidental to the performance by the Bearer of Bearer’s services in connection with the Events and assumes all risks incidental to the Events, whether occurring before, during or after the actual playing of the Events, and agrees that the Maryland Crab Bowl ,, and their respective employees, directors, officers, student-athletes, coaches, and contractors shall not be liable for injuries or loss of personal property or equipment resulting in such causes.
In the event that the name or likeness of any individual using this credential is included in any broadcast, telecast, photograph, film, video or other media taken in connection with the Events, such individual grants the Maryland Crab Bowl the non-exclusive, transferable, perpetual right and license to use (and to sub-license the use of) such name and likeness in any media worldwide whether now known or thereafter devised.
Bearer agrees to indemnify the Maryland Crab Bowl and save harmless the Maryland Crab Bowl , its officers, agents, contractors, employees, and each of its member institutions, their officers, agents and employees, of and from any and all claims, demand and causes of action arising out of anything done or purported to have been done by Bearer or his/her employer, including but not limited to Bearer’s breach of any term of the credential. With respect to any claim that might give rise to liability of the Bearer as an indemnitor, the Maryland Crab Bowl shall: (a) have the right to fully participate in the litigation of such claim with counsel selected by Bearer and approved by the NCAA at the sole expense of the Bearer; and (b) not be obligated, without their consent, to participate in any settlement of such claim.
The use of any account, description, picture, photograph, video, audio, reproduction, or other information concerning the Events (the ”Event Information”) other than for news coverage of, or magazines, books or stories about, the Events, or for First Amendment-protected purposes, is prohibited, except (a) with the prior written consent of the Maryland Crab Bowl or (b) as specifically licensed herein. Nothing in these terms and conditions authorizes or allows Bearer to violate any of the Maryland Crab Bowl trademarks, copyright and other proprietary rights.
Television agencies taping game action shall use the network feed via the video and audio distributing facilities provided by the Maryland Crab Bowl . These agencies recognize that any videos may be used only in connection with a regularly scheduled television newscast within a 72-hour period after the game and the film clip or video portion of each such showing shall not exceed three minutes in length and shall adhere to the specific policies that govern the length of video and times that it may be aired. If the event has live-television coverage, television entities may not air highlights of a game until the network’s broadcast of that event has been completed. Use of footage on the Internet is limited to 60-seconds of game action for a 24-hour period after the game is completed.
Television stations, networks, cable systems, participating institutions or their designees, are prohibited from making available game film or video to any other organization without advance written permission from the Maryland Crab Bowl , even though the planned use may be editorial in nature. Such film or video may be aired only by the specific station or entity to whom this credential is issued. These rights may not be assigned, transferred or otherwise disposed to any person, firm or corporation. Any agency wishing to use Maryland Crab Bowl film or video in any other manner must obtain written permission for such usage from the Maryland Crab Bowl .
Real-time transmission of streaming video, digital images, real-time audio, including play-by-play and statistics, of any game of the championship is exclusive to the Maryland Crab Bowl ’s Web site and/or any other Web site designated by the Maryland Crab Bowl and its rightsholders. “Real-time” is defined as “live, continuous play-by-play or description of an event”. In-game blogging is governed by the Maryland Crab Bowl Blogging Policy.
The Maryland Crab Bowl is the owner of trademarks, copyrights, and other proprietary rights connected to the event.
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 of, or magazines, or stories about, the Events, other editorial purposes, and reprints of news pages from such entity’s publications, provided that such use is not likely to create, or does not actually create confusion in the minds of the trade or public that Bearer or its reprints or any elements therein, or the items on which they are reprinted, are sponsored or endorsed by, or are associated or affiliated with the Maryland Crab Bowl or that the Maryland Crab Bowl licensed Bearer to use their trademarks or copyrights. Neither the Bearer nor the entity that engaged the bearer may sell photos taken at the Events to third-party entities including but not limited to other commercial entities or the general public.
In exchange for the access granted by the credential, the Maryland Crab Bowl shall have the right to purchase prints of any published photographs taken by the Bearer in connection with the credential, at the best financial terms offered to third parties, and such the Maryland Crab Bowl shall be licensed at no additional charge to use the photographs for news coverage purposes only. The Maryland Crab Bowl may not distribute reproductions of the photographs to others or license others to reproduce the photographs.
Any secondary use of any picture, audio description, videotape/film or drawing of the game taken or made by the accredited organization or individual to whom this credential has been issued (including, but not limited to, non-editorial, advertising, sales promotion or merchandising) is prohibited without prior specific written approval of the Maryland Crab Bowl .
Radio stations that have not purchased rights shall not carry any broadcast report from courtside on a live basis or any live description of any game action while it is still in progress and are subject to all other requirements as listed in the “Maryland Crab Bowl radio policies.”
Bearer further agrees to release the Maryland Crab Bowl and all persons and educational institutions involved in the management or production of the competition from any claim or liability arising from failure to provide space for telecasting/broadcasting, or other facilities for the television/radio station, Internet media, network, cable system, or other media entity.
Each Credential Holder (including television, Internet, new media, and print publications) has the privilege to blog during competition through the Credential Entity. However, the blog may not produce in any form a “realtime” description of the event. Real-time is defined by the Maryland Crab Bowl as a continuous play-by-play account or live, extended live/real-time statistics, or detailed description of an event.
Live-video/digital images or live audio are not permitted. Each of the aforementioned descriptions is exclusive to the Maryland Crab Bowl ’s Web site and/or any other Web site designated by the Maryland Crab Bowl and its rightsholders. Periodic updates of scores, statistics or other brief descriptions of the competition throughout the event are acceptable.
Credential Holder agrees that the determination of whether the a blog is posting a real-time description shall be in the Maryland Crab Bowl ’s sole discretion. If the Maryland Crab Bowl deems that a Credential Holder is producing a real-time description of the contest, the Maryland Crab Bowl reserves all actions against Credential Holder, including but not limited to the revocation of the credential.
If media intend to blog at an Maryland Crab Bowl event, the media entity must indicate so through the credentialing process. In return, all media entities entering a blog must post the Maryland Crab Bowl logo/link on their site. All blogs must be free of charge to readers. All must adhere to the conditions and limitations of this Maryland Crab Bowl Blogging Policy.
The Maryland Crab Bowl and its personnel shall be the final authority about whether a Credential Holder or Credential Entity is following the Maryland Crab Bowl Blogging Policy.