Media Policy

Live Streaming 

Carrick Speedway Management Ltd venue at Cranes Combined Carrick Speedway wished to advise we have implemented a strict no live streaming policy.
It is a condition of entry to our venue/s that patrons do not undertake any of the following without written authorisation of Carrick Speedway Management Ltd:
i) Record or take any photograph for anything other than private non-commercial purposes or
ii) Publish any recording of any person without the written authorisation of that person or;
iii) Sell, license or otherwise publish, disseminate or reproduce (or permit such), whether in whole or in part, any recordings taken or made inside the venue (including, without limitation, photographs, video recordings, data recordings or sound recordings)
iv) Live broadcast via Facebook or any other online platform.
We appreciate the continued support of our venues and expect the above policy to be adhered to at all times.
Policy Clarification:
You may film the races, but you can only post them to a public forum or social media at the end of the meeting. No live streaming. This is for all meetings.
We hope this clarifies the “can we can’t we” questions and clears up some confusion as to when things can be posted.
Let’s also address some of the issues raised:
1 – I know a person who is interstate and can’t attend but wants to watch. We’re sure they’ll enjoy the racing after the meeting.
2 – it’s too expensive and I know a person who wants to watch but can’t afford to go. Sadly, if you can’t afford to do something, then you miss out. You see speedway isn’t a right that must be available to everyone, it’s a sport in which you pay to go watch.
If that person wanted to go to the movies but couldn’t afford it, would you offer to live stream the whole movie to them? How about a concert? Would you complain to a fast-food shop about wanting it for free if they wanted pizza but couldn’t afford it?
3 – it’s all about the dollar. Correct, because it may come as a surprise to some that tracks can’t operate without money. Rent/rates, power, insurance, division payouts, maintenance, upgrades, they all cost a lot of money, and we get 10-15 opportunities a year to make enough money to keep operating. Could you pay your rent or mortgage if you only worked 15 days a year?
So while we appreciate people are passionate about speedway, making us out to be the bad guys in the sport is wearing a bit thin. We run the track because we love it, not because we’re lining our bathrooms in gold. 

Can I take Photos or Videos?

Yes, for personal use only.

Photos and Videos taken at Carrick Speedway Management Ltd may be displayed on the internet and/or distributed so long as there is no commercial charge involved and videos not to be posted until conclusion of meeting. 

Commercial Use:
Patrons that wish to take photos or videos for commercial use must seek written approval from Carrick Speedway Management Ltd in advance.

Patrons acknowledge that any film or other form of photograph, moving picture, still pictures or any sound recording of any events at Cranes Combined Carrick Speedway are approved for personal use only and will not be used for any commercial use in any public manner.

A person cannot make or reproduce or use any film or other form of photograph, moving picture, still pictures or any sound recording of the events or any part of it for profit, gain, public advertisement, display or for any other purpose except for the private enjoyment of the person, without the consent of Carrick Speedway Management Ltd.

If a person makes or reproduces or uses such photos, footage or recordings of the event or any part of it with or without the consent of the Carrick Speedway Management Ltd, that person must on request by Carrick Speedway Management Ltd assign, in writing, all copyright, all intellectual property and any derived remuneration received from the photos, footage or recordings to Carrick Speedway Management Ltd.

Social Media

Carrick Speedway encourages participation in online social media in a positive manner. The accessible nature of the internet however, can lend itself to the posting of inappropriate material in the heat of the moment.
Once your thoughts and comments are published to the internet they are visible to the world – and they are permanent.

What we ask you to do
We expect our members to conduct themselves appropriately when using electronic communication to share information with other members or posting material on public websites connected to the club.
Electronic communication:
• should be restricted to club matters
• must not offend, intimidate, humiliate or bully another person
• must not be misleading, false or injure the reputation of another person
• should respect and maintain the privacy of members
• must not bring the club into disrepute.

Members may face disciplinary action for sending inappropriate electronic communication or posting online content.