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Here is a different, longer version of the same story:
http://www.thv11.com/news/article/272316/70/Race-is-on-to-preserve-television-history

-- Tom Fine

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From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 7:57 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] CBS News on LOC efforts to preserve video history


> http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57596237/library-of-congress-races-to-preserve-tv-history/
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> 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
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