US SQUASH Broadcast Policy
US Squash has been and, in the future, will be entering into agreements with media companies to provide coverage for its various events. There are limitations imposed by these media companies on the spectators at these events, including coach, athlete and volunteer members of US Squash, prohibiting photographing, videotaping and other audio/visual recordings for commercial non-personal use, and broadcasting, publishing and disseminating the product for any and all commercial purposes, and are therefore prohibited without express written permission from US Squash.
Any photographs, videotape or other audio and/or visual recordings of the event created by a spectator may be used solely for such spectator’s personal non-commercial use, and may not be broadcast, published or disseminated, or used for any commercial purposes, without the prior written consent of US Squash. This policy allows for videotaping, filming, digitally recording and photography for educational and personal purposes, however prohibits others from taping and then attempting to sell or post on other sites. Use of a photographic or recording device within the court, other than by parties approved by US Squash, is prohibited. Live-streaming videos taken during accredited play is prohibited, including, but not limited to, services such as Youtube, Periscope and Meerkat, unless previously approved by US Squash.
Further Restrictions Applicable in the Case of Minors
Third party photography or recording of participants under the age of 18, other than by those approved by US Squash, is prohibited. In the case of participants under the age of 18, a participant involved in a match or that participant’s relatives, coach or guardian are permitted to use a photographic or recording device outside of the court. In all instances, US Squash policies related to appropriate use of this content must be followed. In order to reduce the risk of misuse, US Squash does not recommend location-tagging of videos or photos.
This policy, which applies to all accredited competition, inter-relates with other policies and guidelines designed to foster a positive and safe environment for all players, parents, coaches, and spectators. These include, but are not limited to: the US Squash Code of Conduct; the Abuse, Harassment, Bullying and Hazing Policy; and practices espoused by the national SafeSport initiative.
Policies from facilities at which competitions occur may also place additional restrictions beyond those mentioned in this policy.
Examples of the Broadcast Policy applied to regularly occurring situations:
Appropriate Actions and Use:
- Videotaping one’s own matches to review technique and tactics with the goal of improving one’s own future performance;
- Photographs or video taken by a parent, player or coach of the players directly involved in the match.
- Recording matches of personal significance: tournaments or matches of adult players for a personal library of footage;
Inappropriate Actions and Use:
- Posting of match footage for public viewing online;
- Third party use of any photographs or video through social media;
- Any use in connection with disrespectful or bullying comments;
- A third party requesting permission from parents of an under-18 participant to film a match, or simply filming without permission. This includes a coach, player, or parent of a non-participating player taking scouting footage.