Sputnik Mania! Documentaries, old footage, and copyright

"Hoffman spent months tracking down bits of footage from collectors on eBay and from uploaders on YouTube. Whenever he made contact with someone who had posted one clip, Hoffman asked them what else they had. When he was done, he took all this material back to the networks—who promptly billed him the per-minute feature film rate for reusing their copyrighted material. The fact that Hoffman was making an independently financed documentary and not a traditional feature film was irrelevant, and the total bill for clearing rights came to $320,000…."

Visit Sputnik Mania! Documentaries, old footage, and copyright

Leave a Reply

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting