The service is limited to the UCLA community but I don't understand
how this or the Internet Archive's TVNews service or the Television
News Archive are legal. Are newscasts somehow less protected than
other copyrighted works? Neither the UCLA or Internet Archive site say
anything about agreements with the news networks.

Chris Lewis
Media Librarian
American University Library

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