Re: Copyright question...a new one!

Patricia O'Donnell (
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 08:31:08 -0800 (PST)

Thanks Gary. You affirm what my instincts were telling me about this type
of material--thanks!

>Presidental speeches are in the pd...debates are probably also in the PD
>(altho a legal stickler might point to the fact that any network commentary
>insinuated into such debates makes the work something else again...)
>Compilation tapes are also something else again (if someone has edited the
>speeches, the edited version may very well stand as a unique--i.e.
>gary handman
> At 08:02 AM 02/27/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>>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