This is a private event; by registering, individuals grant Arisia and designated photographers a non-exclusive right to photograph, videotape, otherwise record, and publish (in print or electronically) themselves, companions, activities, costumes, artwork, sales goods, and other property used or displayed in their normal participation of the convention.
Photographers, ask permission before you photograph or audio/videotape any individual or group. Anyone who does not wish to be photographed or recorded should state their wishes unambiguously.
We presume that you are acting in an amateur capacity unless otherwise stated. If you are acting on behalf of a publication, video production organization, or news medium (freelance or employed) of any kind, you must register as a member of the press (commercial publication, media, fanzine). Press passes may be obtained by going to the information desk and asking to speak with the Press Liaison to receive an orientation and press kit. Articles or media coverage released after the convention may earn you a membership to the next Arisia, or a refund for this year.
Anyone wishing to sell photographs, audio, or video recordings of any part of the convention (including the Masquerade) must read and agree to the terms contained in a separate photographers/videographers contract.
Individuals or organizations violating these guidelines by selling, reproducing, broadcasting, or publishing materials obtained at an Arisia convention without permission may be guilty of copyright violation and/or trespass, and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If you have any questions as to what is appropriate, contact the Press Liaison for further information.