Originally Posted by archiguy
Something I've long wondered about... ACN used a clip from The Today Show as part of their own story. Can any network use clips from any other network shows as part of their own coverage as long as they give appropriate credit, either by identifying where a taped interview came from or making sure the original network's bug is prominently displayed? It's done all the time in the sports world, of course, but is that SOP for news organizations as well? Does there have to be monetary compensation?
Hey, we got a classic Sorkin Walk n' TalkTM
this week! With Olivia Nunn! (whom I'd happily watch walk, talk, or clip her toenails)
Normally, a network can use another network's clips (a certain amount, specified by the owning network), but they have to mention where it came from, and can't cover the original network's logo. Networks see it as free advertising.
The NFL makes you sign an agreement, and you're only allowed to show 60 seconds (or is it 30?) of any given game. There are a lot more restrictions also, but don't have the agreement sitting in front of me right now.