Media Future Now: C-SPAN's online archives are for YOU to search

Since Howard Mortman’s and Chris Brown’s material was so interesting, I decided to make two videos for this event.

Howard talked about C-SPAN’s online video archive. He encourages everyone to use the archives. At the beginning of his talk, he emphasized that no government money is used to support C-SPAN.

A lot of the footage is in the public domain, thus can be used freely since nobody owns the copyright. If organizations wish to use a few of the copyrighted clips within their projects, they may do so under fair use laws. For information on C-SPAN’s copyright policy and public domain: http://www.c-span.org/About/Copyright.aspx

I included a piece of Chris Brown’s talk because he showed a great use of C-SPAN’s news archives. I especially liked this example because it was about Meg Whitman, a female leader in technology, business, AND politics.

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG1RqO4AImM[/tube]

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2 Responses to Media Future Now: C-SPAN's online archives are for YOU to search

  1. Thanks for posting about the Media Futures Now gathering and appreciate you mentioning — and encouraging your readers to use — C-SPAN’s online Video Library. One clarification: Yes, C-SPAN is privately funded, no government money. But that doesn’t mean that “none of the footage is in the public domain.” Actually, a good deal of our footage is public domain: coverage of public officials, coverage of Congress, etc. Here is more information on C-SPAN’s copyright policy and public domain: http://www.c-span.org/About/Copyright.aspx

  2. Thanks for the correction, Howard. You gave a really nice talk. I modified my post to contain the right information.

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