We’ve been investigating how intellectual property rights can affect long-term preservation and access of public television programming. This is a big issue.
“Intellectual Property and Copyright Issues Relating to the Preservation and Future Accessibility of Digital Public Television Programs.” Written and edited by Kathleen Maguire, Nan Rubin, and Kara Van Malssen with the PDPTV Copyright Working Group. April 2010.
Please also take a look at our Resources page for links to some of the great work other people have done on this topic.