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C-SPAN Announces New Copyright Policy

C-SPAN issued a press release today, announcing:

…a liberalized copyright policy for current, future, and past coverage of any official events sponsored by Congress and any federal agency– about half of all programming offered on the C-SPAN television networks–which will allow non-commercial copying, sharing, and posting of C-SPAN video on the Internet, with attribution.

(The emphases are C-SPAN’s own.)

You will find a bit of background about this development on National Journal’s Beltway Blogroll posting.

The C-SPAN announcement is causing a stir in the blogosphere, where bloggers are wondering about the definition of “non-commercial” and whether it includes them.

Any FGI insight?

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