4.1 Video supplied by FIDE to non-rights holders
FIDE will supply news agencies and TV stations with video footage from its top events, like those that are part of the World Championship Cycle.
This footage will typically consist of approximately 10 minutes of raw, unedited footage (“b-roll”), so TV stations can edit it into a piece of video news. Occasionally, FIDE might also supply edited pieces, interviews, or ready-to-go reportages.
The footage will be supplied either in HD or 4K, timely, and free of charge. These video materials are provided to the media as a courtesy from FIDE, strictly for editorial use only.
For the avoidance of doubt, “editorial use” means use relating to events that are newsworthy or of general interest to the public. Content licensed as such can be used as a visual reference to illustrate reports on TV stations or online media, with the exclusive purpose of informing, educating or entertaining.
This editorial use does not include any commercial, promotional, advertorial, endorsement, advertising or merchandising use, aimed at promoting a product or service. The video footage can not be used as part of a documentary, a film, a non-fungible token (NFT), a DVD, pay-per-view content, or any other derivative work.
Recipients of these batches of video footage are authorized to create pieces of video news that include a maximum of 2 minutes of licensed content per playing day. This length is commonly considered enough for the informative purposes described above. FIDE might consider extending this time at its own discretion, upon request from a TV station or news agencies.
If these video materials are used in a manner that, in FIDE's opinion, contradicts the terms of this paragraph, FIDE has the right to prohibit the further use of videos by the media that has committed the violation. Regardless of the presence or absence of violations, the right to use videos can be revoked by FIDE at its own discretion, at any time.
4.2 Video by holders of an “A” media accreditation
Media organizations that are granted an “A” accreditation by FIDE might capture video at the field of play at FIDE events.
Due to the particular nature of chess, camera crews must try to minimize any inconvenience for the players and not break their concentration. They may only be allowed if the Chief Arbiter deems their use to be unobtrusive. If a cameraman is not acting carefully enough or is distracting the players, he might be asked to leave the playing area by the arbiters, or any other member of the organizing committee. The FIDE Press Officer will consider revoking his/her accreditation.
In principle, holders of an “A” accreditation can work in the field of play during the first 5 minutes of a classical chess game, and the first 3 minutes of a rapid or blitz game. FIDE might consider extending these times if the characteristics of the venue allow for it.
The video footage captured by non-rights holders can only be used strictly for editorial use only, as described in point 4.1, and the resulting video assets cannot include more than 2-minutes of video content per playing day capturing the actual games and the field of play.
Holders of an “A” accreditation can film at official press conferences, in the adjacent areas, and arrange their own interviews with players and other personalities. This content, created by themselves, is not subjected to any length restrictions.
However, holders of an “A” accreditation must be respectful and restrain themselves from filming the interviews conducted by FIDE, or by rights-holders.