This fall, my skating club is distributing a "consent and release" form with its registration. It's essentially a release to allow Skate Canada and its members to "photograph, film and/or otherwise reproduce my likeness and/or voice in the course of my enrolment and participation in programs and events conducted or sponsored by Skate Canada or my local skating club". It also grants Skate Canada the right to use the likenesses and/or voice in any media throughout the world in perpetuity, the right to edit the images/voice at their discretion. And signing the form also releases Skate Canada from any legal action arising from the use of the reproductions.
This seems awfully heavy-handed and one-sided to me. Has anyone else ever encountered something like this at their club or with their federation?