You would think they would want people to spend their own money to promote the "sport" (exibition is more like it) -
If i were there- i would walk by any guard - and say - FBI - do you really want to deal with me ?
ITs all about money - and nothing else - I had my fill of them - once i backed them down - they settled for a one dollar fee- which i gave them in pennies - And they have the gall to say - we want money - and your film or prints - haha - remember this quote - "he who no plays the game, does not make the rules"
If they want to control it - create a stadium ( kinda difficult to do) - and sell tickets -
Do you think everyone on the beach or docks that have cameras - that film or shoot the boats as they enter the harbor - do they pay them and give them all their prints - Of course not -
Just because people spend money to FLY IN THE FREE - FREE yes- i mean FREE airspace - does not mean they have to do what these money grabers want -
Its a shame - they could have had so much for so little- but they wanted to control something they had no right to control - eventually they had the racers sign off their publicity rights - and hold harmless against being sued - do ya think the wife of a dead racer signs that - dont think so -
their leaders should go back to installing carpets - and get real - or at least approve - and encourage others to spend their own money to get shots that they cant afford to get themselves.
just my two cents-