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November 10, 2007

Arkansas Bends Under Pressure Of Photo Policy

On Friday the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) decided to suspend their new photo policy just before the state football championships, from mounting pressure by the Arkansas Press Association and several newspapers. The AAA is the sponsoring organization of championship games for public and private schools.

The policy will be suspended until Dec. 1, giving all sides some time to work out a compromise. The AAA contends that it owns the copyright to all postseason events and requires photographers to pay a fee if they or their publications plan to sell via the Internet any pictures or videos of tournament and playoff games. The AAA was going to charge photographers for the right to photographer state playoff games, $35 for playoff to quarterfinals, and $50 for the state semifinals and finals.

More on the story can be found at the Arkansas Democrate Gazette (AAA)

Posted by Allen Clark at November 10, 2007 11:15 AM

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