BBC Open News Archive

The team at the BBC continues to offer new approaches to making their holdings more accessible. As the latest announcement says, “For the first time in its history BBC News is opening its archives to the UK public for a trial period. You can download nearly 80 news reports covering iconic events of the past 50 years including the fall of the Berlin Wall, crowds ejecting soldiers from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square…You are welcome to download the clips, watch them, and use them to create something unique. This is a pilot and we want to understand your creative needs. We’d like to see your productions and showcase some of the most interesting ones we receive.”

The terms for this project allow non-commercial use in the U.K., require attribution and a willingness to share-alike, and prohibit endorsement or derogatory use. It will be interesting to see who comes up with what in response.

2 Responses to “BBC Open News Archive”

  1. Webby's World Says:

    More of the BBC Goes Online
    The BBC is now available online. The BBC have released some 79 BBC News clips online. This content is under a Creative Commons-like license, however only users in the UK may legally use the service. This is all called the BBC Creative Archive. We can …

  2. The New Journalism Says:

    BBC Opens News Archive

    “For the first time in its history BBC News is opening its archives to the UK public for a trial period. You can download nearly 80 news reports covering iconic events of the past 50 years including the fall of the Berlin Wall, crowds ejecting s…

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