If it's editorial then it's protected by Free Speech. Commercial Photography requires a license from the Chicago Marathon.
Game Face, Marathon Fotos, and other commercial event photography web companies pays a rights fee, normally $1 per race entry.
Anyone end up using this app to find photos of themselves/friends? Verdict?
At $5 per sold photo to the photographer, every guy with a camera (or camera phone) and his mother would be taking photos and uploading them to the app. The photo buyer would look up there bib number and be SLAMMED with WAY too many photos.
The point I was making (poorly I admit) was that ensuring the photo BUYER has a simple easy-to-navigate experience on the website/app would make them come back for return business. Too many photos could equal less sales in the end.
I don't see this being the case. People are vain. This is the American way of life in the age of social media. (I'm guilty of it too.) If there are a hundred photos OF ME to look through I will happily take the 15, 20, 40 minutes to choose which ones I like enough to purchase. Heck, I'll buy the worst of the worst just to make fun of myself...
In the [paraphrased] words of The Donald - I love me. I'm magnificent.