Ocean State University women’s basketball coaches would to create animated files to send to recruits. Are there restrictions to follow with these types of items?
Yes. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 9/14/16- Animation is Video/Audio Material (I)– states that animation (e.g., animated GIF, interactive PDF) is video/audio material. Therefore, institutions must meet the parameters in pertaining to audio/video materials when creating such files. NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199 states that an institution may not produce video or audio materials to show to, play for or provide to a prospective student-athlete except as specified in this section. Permissible video or audio material may only be provided to a prospective student-athlete via permissible electronic correspondence, except as provided in Bylaw 188.8.131.52.4. [D] (Adopted: 1/11/94 effective 8/1/94, Revised: 1/9/96 effective 8/1/96, 12/12/06, 1/8/07, 1/16/10, 3/29/10, 4/28/11 effective 8/1/11, 6/13/11, 1/18/14 effective 8/1/14)
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