Blogging, twittering, and discussing science online from LPSC does not violate our conference policies. Restrictions on photos and recording devices in technical session rooms and the absence of Wi-Fi in technical sessions are (and have been) in place to protect the intellectual property rights of the speakers and curtail activities that could be distracting to speakers during their presentations.
Media credentials entitle journalists and public information officers from space-science-related organizations to access all scientific sessions and the exhibition area, as well as events specifically for media representatives. Having access to USRA/LPI’s assistance in facilitating reporting does not imply “permission” to report or discuss subjects or not.
As a professional courtesy, USRA/LPI asks that members of the media discuss research of interest with the authors before publishing stories regarding their work, as a means of ensuring that authors’ works are accurately represented and cited. If a member of the press receives complimentary media registration to “report” on the meeting, adherence to this professional ethical standard is expected.
No presenters at the meeting may attend for free under the guise of being a member of the media. Complimentary media registrations are approved on a case-by-case basis, and those registering as members of the media should be expected to verify that they are not attending as a presenter.
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