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SEC Twitter, Facebook Ban Update

sec-football-helmetsHere’s the SEC Twitter, Facebook Ban Update

As you remember from yesterday, the SEC was scheduled to update their policies on social media access and sharing during the upcoming football season.

Basically, the SEC was getting worried about the use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc… and the distribution of content, videos, photos, live feeds of the football games within the SEC.

Well just today the SEC has updated their policies to a “casual, not for profit use of content” – so sharing with your friends, fans, followers, and whomever, just to share is fine – but try to start selling your content and it’s trouble for you my friend!

Here’s what the SEC said officially:

“No Bearer may produce or disseminate in any form a “real-time” description or transmission of the Event (i) for commercial or business use, or (ii) in any manner that constitutes, or is intended to provide or is promoted or marketed as, a substitute for radio, television or video coverage of such Event. Personal messages and updates of scores or other brief descriptions of the competition throughout the Event are acceptable. If the SEC deems that a Bearer is producing a commercial or real-time description of the Event, the SEC reserves the right to pursue all available remedies against the Bearer.

Absent the prior written permission of the Southeastern Conference, game action videos of the Event may not be taken by Bearer. Photos of the Event may be taken by Bearer and distributed solely for personal use (and such photographs shall not be licensed, used, or sold commercially, or used for any commercial or business purpose).”

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