In the wake of strident opposition from the media, the Indian Premier League on Tuesday revised the media accreditation guidelines toning down its controversial proposals.
The revised guidelines would now enable a newspaper or a news agency to carry stand-alone still pictures of the Twenty20 matches in the print media and their websites without changing or morphing and for editorial reporting purposes only.
The guidelines clarified that the IPRs of any publication shall not be restricted in terms of the clause which says that the accredited party should not use material which could challenge and damage the IPR of IPL.
They said the images should not be used in direct association with any marks, names or logos of any third party and no part or whole of the image should be super imposed upon.
The guidelines said no online use or publication or syndication of any such still photographic image is allowed except for the website of the publication. The media gallery of a website can have upto any six pictures per match which would include pictures carried in a publication's various editions.