Re: Live news

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 17 Sep 2001 09:49:35 -0700 (PDT)

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It seems really nuts being nit picky at a time like this, but I'd say that
technically speaking, retention of news copied off air (even if unedited)
would not be permissible under current copyright law.

Gary Handman

At 06:08 AM 09/17/2001 -0700, you wrote:

> Dear Videolib...I'm sure a number of media centers taped live news
>footage of the terrorist attacks on the WTC last Tuesday. My question is,
>are those recordings of live news events of national significance OK to
>retain and add to a media collection or archive? I seem to recall from
>past discussions that it was permissible to record and keep live news
>events which were not edited or presented in a programmed documentary
>format such as 60 Minutes. Any video-gurus who can offer wisdom or
>clarification on this matter please reply. Thanks.
>
> Francis Poole, Librarian
> University of Delaware Library

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu

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It seems really nuts being nit picky at a time like this, but I'd say that technically speaking, retention of news copied off air (even if unedited) would not be permissible under current copyright law.

Gary Handman

At 06:08 AM 09/17/2001 -0700, you wrote:

      Dear Videolib...I'm sure a number of media centers taped live news
footage of the terrorist attacks on the WTC last Tuesday. My question is,
are those recordings of live news events of national significance OK to
retain and add to a media collection or archive?  I seem to recall from
past discussions that it was permissible to record and keep live news
events which were not edited or presented in a programmed documentary
format such as 60 Minutes. Any video-gurus who can offer wisdom or
clarification on this matter please reply.  Thanks.

        Francis Poole, Librarian
        University of Delaware Library

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu

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