[Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Jul 27 03:55:54 UTC 2012

On 07/26/12 9:31 AM, Peter Coombe wrote:
> Unfortunately people will still be bombarded with coverage of it from
> everywhere else, so probably a futile gesture.
> We may not be able to get photos of the glamorous sporting events to
> illustrate our articles, but there are plenty of associated events
> that ought to be documented which the IOC can't prevent you from
> photographing and freely licensing: transport gridlock, surface-to-air
> missiles on rooftops, soldiers drafted in to cover security etc etc.
> ;)
It would be a great reflection on the Olympic movement if the only 
pictures in Wikipedia were of security and gridlock, with nothing about 
the athletic events. :-)


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