“C-SPAN Loosens Copyright For Some Content Online”

From Broadcasting & Cable:

    C-SPAN has decided to loosen its copyright policy on some material for online use, saying it wanted to expand citizen’s access to online video of congressional hearings, White House activities, and other government-sponsored events.

    C-SPAN said Wednesday it would allow “non-commercial copying, sharing, and posting of C-SPAN video on the Internet, with attribution,” of its past and future coverage of “official events sponsored by Congress and any federal agency,” applying what it calls similar to the “Creative Commons” approach to copyright.

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