Olympic Committee Bans Mexican Officials over Copyright Infringement

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The director of Conade, Alfredo Castillo has remained quiet about the withdrawal on the accreditation on the Olympic Games. (Sopitas)
The director of Conade, Alfredo Castillo has remained quiet about the withdrawal of the聽accreditations. (Sopitas)

Espa帽olThe 2016 Rio Organizing Committee withdrew nine press credentials from Mexico’s聽National Commission of Physical Culture and Sports (Conade) because it聽violated copyright regulations聽put in place by聽the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Conade shared a聽cell phone聽video of gymnast Alexa Moreno聽on social media, but it did not have broadcasting rights.

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Olympic broadcasting regulations prohibit playing videos, vines and GIFs.

“The use of Olympic materials turned聽into animated graphic formats like GIF, GFY or WebM, as well as short video formats like Vine, are expressly forbidden,” a statement said.

No one may publish videos on platforms “that allow people to see Olympic material outside of regulated programming.”

The Mexican newspaper El Universal obtained an interview with Conade Advisor Jos茅 Emiliano Montiel, who said it was聽a member of the social communications聽staff that made the mistake.

Others with聽withdrawn accreditation are: Meredith Reyes Palomino, Director of the National System of Physical Culture and Sport (Sinade); Gustavo Montiel Mondragon, Deputy director of Physical Culture; Paulina Lelo de Larrea Torres, Assistant Director of Information.

This incident adds to the string of controversies Conade Director Alfredo Castillo has been involved in聽during the Olympic Games.

Source:聽El Universal

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