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A Special Fish Report: The Pac-12 Conference Forbidding Highlight and Analysis Videos
Reported by Charles Fischer on September 11, 2012 inFishWrap, FishWrap Archive | 12 Comments
I am now out of the Oregon football video analysis business, due to new rules established by the Pac-12 Conference regarding use of game footage.
Per guidelines provided to all media as of Friday, September 7th, no news agency can use game footage for broadcast or on a website past 48-hours after the game has concluded without a license granted through XOS Digital.
Thus beginning for the 2012 season, all game footage video HAS to be removed from all TV and sports websites by Monday evening. Those videos cannot exceed three minutes in length for that 48-hour period, including footage taken by a TV station/news source on their own, coupled with footage taken from the telecast.
This site, FishDuck.com is now an officially Oregon media-accredited news source, and must comply with the new rules. I cannot possibly make an analysis video immediately each week, put 15+ hours of work into it, and then have to take it down by Monday evening.
It is not worth the work, and not many fans would view it in the short window available. Can you imagine the trouble this creates for TV and Newspaper websites? It is pretty tough on everyone, not just me.
It is worse if you are not an accredited news outlet; the days of fans enjoying highlights online are over, as third parties cannot use footage and post it on YouTube, Facebook or other websites at any time.
All of the great highlight videos out there? They will be gone. My friend Mike Wines, who creates highlight videos after each game? Those will be gone as well, along with anybody else who posts any video of a Pac-12 Conference team participating in a sport.
Why would the Pac-12 do this?
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