Video recording violates the venue or equipment's contractual agreements with local media and national broadcasters. Traditionally, the use of video cameras on the premises, whether personal or professional, is prohibited. It is acceptable to record interactions between friends or members of the public, since there is no reference to the venue, the team, or the athletes. Under current legislation, sporting events held on private property are subject to restrictions imposed by the venue.
With the recent advance of digital journalism and websites such as YouTube, venues are imposing restrictions on photographing sporting events in the United States.