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Copyright Infringement

By Ronan OShea

Open Apology

Recently the club used a photo without permission or acknowledgement of it’s source.
We've worked with the photographer to correct that error and have apologised for that oversight.
However, it's also a good opportunity for us to remind our community about the many businesses that give so much to our game and ask for little in return.
We have many trades and businesses that support us, sometimes in time, sometimes in materials, and sometimes in other ways that it's easy to forget that behind their efforts, they're a business, mostly small, looking to pay the bills like us all.
So if we can all make the effort to support them in return, to acknowledge their contribution with a pat on the back, a g'day and if you can, to throw them some business, it makes it worth the effort for them to continue supporting us.
If, for example, you need a photographer, how about asking the club's photographer first? Likewise any other trade, they may not be able to help, but just the act of asking is highly appreciated.
In response to this direct issue, is very easy these days to simply copy a photo or video without even thinking about who owns it. Social media is a wonderful medium that allows the sharing of experiences in such a rich way, but we must remember to honour the copyright owners and their rights.
If you're not sure, reach out and ask if you can use the image. In this instance, if we had asked, the photo would have been given to us.
Again, we apologise for the oversight and will work harder in future to ensure we check before using someone's work.

Updated 02:18 - 1 Nov 2018 by Ronan OShea

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Global Rapid Rugby Statement Released 15th November 2018
2018 Junior 7s Competition Wrap-Up

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