Now FOM bans amateur video of Kubica crash

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Robert Kubica crash videos removed from YouTubeFormula One Management continue to go after all footage of the Robert Kubica crash being shown online – including video shot by fans at the track.

Unofficial video of Robert Kubica’s 180mph smash has been removed from YouTube and other F1 sites at the request of FOM and NetResult, a sports rights management company.

FOM has the legal right to remove such footage because of disclaimers printed on F1 tickets that read:

The use of this ticket shall constitute for the holder an undertaking to not transmit, broadcast, or to aid anyone in doing so, any description, account, picture or reproduction the event, its elements, participants or surroundings.

This of course means that anyone who goes to a Grand Prix, takes a photograph of it, and put sit on their web site, is breaking the law.

Thankfully prosecuting that law seems to be too onerous and futile a task even for FOM.

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