Open records advocate recalls his dispute with C-SPAN

“On the Media”
“C-SPAN is a wonderful nonprofit, and they were putting Congressional hearings online,” says Public.Resource.Org’s Carl Malamud. “They just felt that they had copyright in all this material, and they sent a takedown notice to the speaker of the house telling her to take down a YouTube clip of herself testifying before the Congress. I sent a public letter to Brian Lamb that said, hey, you know, this is nuts. And to C-SPAN’s credit – this was several years ago – they looked at the situation and they changed their policy so that anybody can use any of their government material as long as it’s for noncommercial purposes. || More transcripts and audio.

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