Copyright question...a new one!

Patricia O'Donnell (
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 08:02:41 -0800 (PST)

Hi Videolibbers.
I apologize in advance if this has already been addressed . I am wondering
if any of you can tell me whether Presidential debates, speeches,
addresses, etc. are considered to be in the Public Domain or are they

I've just fielded an inquiry from a faculty member asking us to make a
compilation tape of Nixon's Checkers speech, Kennedy/Nixon debates,
Clinlton's "Lewinsky apology". etc., and I'm not sure if I need to pursue
license to do so or not.

Any ideas?


Patricia O'Donnell , Manager
OID-Instructional Media Library
(310) 206-1248