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Marlins Social Media Lounge

Marlins Social Media Lounge Terms and Conditions


Each individual or entity signing for or using a credential, and his/her/its employers (each signer, user and employer, a "Bearer"), agrees to the following:
  1. Each Marlins Social Media Lounge attendee at one of the Games (each, a "Game") represents an individual acting on a specific assignment for a newspaper, for a press entity, news or photographic service or for the purpose of blogging or conducting social media activities.
  2. The use of any account, description, picture, photograph, video, audio, reproduction, or other information concerning the Games (the "Game Information") other than for news coverage of, or magazines, books or stories about, the Games, or for First Amendment-protected purposes, is prohibited, except (a) with the prior written consent of the Baseball Office of the Commissioner or (b) as specifically licensed by Paragraph 7 below. Nothing in these terms and conditions authorizes or allows Bearer to violate the MLB Entities' trademark, copyright and other proprietary rights.
  3. While a Game is in progress, Bearer shall not transmit or aid in transmitting any Game Information on a play-by-play or pitch-by-pitch basis, more frequently than once every half-inning of play (except to report on the occasional and significant historic event), or such other longer period as Bearer has agreed to refrain from such transmission except (a) this limitation shall not apply to internal transmissions between the Bearer attending the Game and such Bearer's employer, or (b) with the prior written consent of the Baseball Office of the Commissioner.
  4. The MLB Entities are the exclusive owners of all trademarks, copyrights, and other proprietary rights in their respective names, logos and uniform designs.
  5. Bearer assumes all risks incidental to the performance by the Bearer of Bearer's services in connection with the Games and assumes all risks incidental to the Games, whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to the actual playing of the Games, including, but not limited to, the risk of being injured by thrown bats, or fragments thereof, and thrown or batted balls, and agrees that Miami Marlins, L.P., Marlins Stadium Operator, LLC, Baseball Office of the Commissioner, Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties Canada Inc., MLB Advanced Media, L.P., MLB Advanced Media, Inc., MLB Online Services, Inc., the American and National Leagues and their constituent Major League Clubs, and their respective owners, shareholders, partners, agents, officers, directors and players and other employees and any entity owning or providing the stadium or premises for the event for which these credentials are issued (collectively, the "MLB Entities"), and the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County shall not be liable for injuries or loss of personal property or equipment resulting from such causes.
  6. PHOTOGRAPHS/PICTURES: The credential confers on Bearer a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to take photographs of the Games, and to allow the entity that engaged the Bearer to take the photographs to use such photographs only for news coverage of, or magazines, books or stories about, the Games or for other editorial purposes including but not limited to blogs and dissemination of the images via social media. In exchange for the access granted by the credential, the MLB Entities shall have the right to purchase prints of any published photographs taken by the Bearer in connection with the credential, at the best financial terms offered to third parties, and such MLB Entities shall be licensed at no additional charge to use the photographs for news coverage purposes only. The MLB Entities may not distribute reproductions of the photographs to others or license others to reproduce the photographs. Except as specifically licensed in the first sentence of this Paragraph, the MLB Entities maintain that separate consent is required to transmit, offer to sell, or sell any photographs featuring their respective trademarks, names, logos, uniform designs, copyrights or other proprietary rights for commercial purposes, including in third party advertisements or promotions, or on apparel, cups, posters, prints, T-shirts or other consumer products.
  7. VIDEO/AUDIO AND OTHER NON-TEXT ACCOUNTS: Subject to the provisions of Paragraphs 2 and 6 above, Bearer may only transmit, display, or aid in transmitting or displaying, any Non-Text Accounts concerning or in any way relating to Games that Bearer obtains at such Games if Bearer complies with the following rules as well as any additional rules imposed by the Baseball Office of the Commissioner or the applicable participating Club: (a) any video related to Games, captured within the ballpark, and carried online, must be limited to 120 seconds and cannot be carried live; (b) no live or taped audio or video is permitted to be captured from 45 minutes prior to a scheduled game time until that game has concluded; (c) a manager's pre-game interview or other content may not be transmitted live, and audio or video transmissions of such content may be transmitted online for no longer than 120 seconds; (d) a manager's post-game press conference may be captured via video or audio and cannot be carried live or online; and (e) audio or video interviews with players, Club personnel and baseball officials posted online may not be longer than 120 seconds in duration; provided, however, that the Bearer will have the limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use on its own online distribution platform product or site for news coverage of the Game and other editorial purposes up to a total of 120 seconds of the audio and video identified above in subsections (a-e) about each Game. Such online uses of audio and/or video shall: (i) not have any sponsorship or advertising integrated with or around the content; (ii) not be permanently archived (content may be made available only for 72 hours maximum, including press conference audio and video); and (iii) be accompanied by links back to the applicable Official Club Website and pursuant to the Club/ Link Terms and Conditions available at Use of game highlights is prohibited.
  8. The credential is not transferable and may be revoked at any time without cause.
  9. While within the ballpark, Bearer shall, at all times, be subject to the direction and/or supervision of the home Club and its designated agents.
  10. Bearer shall obtain all necessary licenses, consents or releases permitting the use of any party's proprietary material, including, but not limited to any party's copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, rights of privacy or other proprietary or personal rights, however denominated, included in any photograph taken or other material obtained in connection with the credential. The Bearer is solely responsible for determining which licenses, consents and releases shall be obtained. Bearer shall indemnify, defend (if requested) and hold harmless the MLB Entities against and from any and all liability, loss, damage or expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses) against third party claims arising out of or relating to: (a) Bearer's use of any Game Information taken or obtained in connection with the credential, including, without limitation, any claim that any use of such Game Information infringes any third party's copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, or other proprietary or personal rights, however denominated; (b) Bearer's acts or omissions; (c) the presence on the premises of any cameras, wires, cable or other equipment brought thereon by Bearer; and (d) Bearer's breach of any term of the credential.
  11. With respect to any claim that might give rise to liability of the Bearer as an indemnitor, the MLB Entities shall: (a) have the right to fully participate in the litigation of such claim with counsel selected by Bearer and approved by such MLB Entities at the sole expense of the Bearer; and (b) not be obligated, without their consent, to participate in any settlement of such claim.
  12. In the event that the name or likeness of any individual using this credential is included in any broadcast, telecast, photograph, film, video or other media taken in connection with the Games, such individual grants the MLB Entities the non-exclusive, transferable, perpetual right and license to use (and to sub-license the use of) such name and likeness in any media worldwide whether now known or hereafter devised.
  13. The rights and privileges granted to Bearer shall automatically terminate if any term of this credential shall be breached.
  14. Bearer acknowledges receipt and review of, and agrees to be bound by, these terms and conditions.