Maybe these gems will accessible in some future generation when wiser heads than those making the decisions today will finally recognize the value of education vs. "free enterprise". It's a heritage and history that we owe to those that come after us. At least, even if our generation is paying for it, it's being preserved.
From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:57 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] CBS News on LOC efforts to preserve video history
Question about one "fact" stated in the story, by an LOC employee -- there is really only one guy who works on the heads for Ampex 1" machines, and he's in his 80s? Also, where does all this mass digitization end up? Do the TV stations who expect the American taxpayer to preserve their video productions release the copyright? If so, when will this end up online so we all can enjoy it? I am especially concerned if public TV stations like the one mentioned in the piece (the producer of the program on Mississippi blues musicians, hosted by BB King) are not releasing copyright on their in-house productions. If the taxpayer is to pay for preserving these items, there should be universal access to them!
-- Tom Fine