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Intellectual Property and Copyright Issues Relating to the Preservation and Future Accessibility of Digital Public Television Programs,” is now available.  It was written and edited by Kathleen Maguire (NYU), Nan Rubin (WNET), and Kara Van Malssen (NYU) with the PDPTV Copyright Working Group.

This report explores the particular set of copyright and intellectual property (IP) issues that govern – and often limit – the use of digital public television programs when the broadcast permissions have expired. It also explores the connected question of how the existing copyright laws restrict the ability of archives to adopt functional practices for digital preservation.

We’d love to hear your comments on this paper.  Please send any feedback to RubinN [at] wnet [dot] org.