'Commercial' photography at the Olympics

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David Iliff
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'Commercial' photography at the Olympics
Jun 18, 2012

I have a question about taking photos at the London Olympics. I'm not 'media accredited' and I'm not really intending to sell any photos, but I'm considering uploading some photos that I take to Wikipedia. The thing is, Wikipedia's standard license allows commercial use.

As far as I can see, the restrictions on commercial photography are detailed by LOCOG as part of the conditions of entry with the ticket. Does this therefore not apply to the free events taking place NOT on private Olympic property, but on public land in the streets? I'm thinking of the Cycling Road Race, Marathon, etc. What I'm not sure of is whether my right to take photos of things in public override the Olympics' rights to restrict photography within their 'sphere of influence', and whether these restrictions can be enforced in public space in the UK.

Any advice about this possible legal grey area appreciated. Thanks!

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