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$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...

Fined for taking pics of   circuit? Have these guys heard of # socialmedia???   
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 ...
@ fans were fined for taking pics at ! how do you explain your  strategy?? 

I'll let you all know about their response. Stay safe and keep those camera phones in your pockets!


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