$300 fine for taking pics of F1 Circuit

Every once in a while, you come across an article that makes you wonder "whhaaaaaaa"! ...Yep, this is exactly one of those. As usual, I opened multiple pages to check news from back home (Dubai) & I came across this article in the National which talked about 2 people being fined $300 for taking pictures at Yas Marina F1 Circuit. 

So I started asking myself some questions:
- Were these pics taken at the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix 2010 or not?
- Did it even matter??
- How does taking pictures of the circuit violate any law or tarnish the image of Yas Marina?

Here's the tweet. I used #SchulichSMM hoping to let fellow students in my Social Media class (MKTG 6226) know about why this sounds absurd in the year 2011...

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Fined for taking pics of   circuit? Have these guys heard of # socialmedia???   
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I found out from Yas Marina website  that they have a Facebook page and a twitter handle and seem to be active. Great! I decided to ask 'em directly about it ...
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@ fans were fined for taking pics at ! how do you explain your  strategy?? 
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I'll let you all know about their response. Stay safe and keep those camera phones in your pockets!

-Adil