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    Legal Technicalities

    Please post any concerns or questions here;

    One thing to consider is we cannot rebroadcast some of the youtube videos many of us enjoy.

    As they have copyrighted pieces split into them.

    But I see no issue with the campaign's consent to us rebroadcasting their network videos.

    Let Freedom Ring
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=XgCE53OxLAM

    Ron Paul Brings People Together
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=LSh6kVT4UL0

    ETC.

    As far as who will handle donations, It is probably best we work with an existing PAC.

    I feel this project should be entirely decentralized, we should not go the route of the blimp project as a profit company and a lawyer team though Im sure the latter abounds here in Southern California.

    Ultimately I am relying on you guys for content, ideas and suggestions.



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    The blimp project is a disaster, and should not be emulated in any way.

    Rebroadcasting YouTube videos is a bad idea -- too many copyright problems.

    We should get people to submit original video. It could have a YouTube feel to it, but it should be good quality. It might be video of a rally, or from one of the Tea Party events, etc. People talking to their friends and family about Ron Paul, etc.

    Maybe an edited version of the Iowa infomercial? The campaign might have other video too, in addition to the finished commercials, that we could re-edit and use. I can't see how them letting us use their video would be considered as "being involved with" the grassroots.

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    I agree with the statements above. Original content would be great.

    From my understanding, the footage from any of the CNN hosted debates is also available. They decided to make their footage available without restriction.

    Here is the Press Release:

    CNN Media Advisory
    For Release: May 5, 2007
    CNN to Make Presidential Debate Footage Available without Restrictions

    As previously announced, CNN will team up with Hearst-Argyle's WMUR-TV and the New Hampshire Union Leader to host two presidential debates to be held in America's first primary state. The debate featuring Democratic candidates will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the Republican debate will be held on Tuesday, June 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Due to the historical nature of presidential debates and the significance of these forums to the American public, CNN believes strongly that the debates should be accessible to the public. The candidates need to be held accountable for what they say throughout the election process. The presidential debates are an integral part of our system of government, in which the American people have the opportunity to make informed choices about who will serve them. Therefore, CNN debate coverage will be made available without restrictions at the conclusion of each live debate. We believe this is good for the country and good for the electoral process. This decision will apply to all of CNN's presidential debates, beginning with the upcoming New Hampshire debates in June. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world's most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; four Web sites, including CNN.com, the first major news and information Web site; CNN Pipeline, CNN.com's premium live video news service; CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news service; and partnerships for four television networks and two Web sites.


    (Bold added by me, to show my point.)

    I would still advise that we look into this further before assuming we can use it, but by my reading of the above it sounds like it wouldn't be a problem.

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    That's cool. I wonder if we can get a high-quality copy of the broadcasts directly from them, or whether we'll have to rely on a third-party source. If the latter, any suggestions?

    I wouldn't be surprised if Google would be willing to release rights to their candidate interviews as well. We should ask.

    We will need video editing and production facilities (and staff) to do this right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceNZ View Post
    That's cool. I wonder if we can get a high-quality copy of the broadcasts directly from them, or whether we'll have to rely on a third-party source. If the latter, any suggestions?

    I wouldn't be surprised if Google would be willing to release rights to their candidate interviews as well. We should ask.

    We will need video editing and production facilities (and staff) to do this right.
    They are available for download at archive.org
    Here's a link to part 1 of one of the debates:

    http://www.archive.org/details/cnn.2...l.debate.part1

    Although, this is not full resolution broadcast quality... it does look pretty good.
    I think it would be a good idea to contact them to see if we could get a broadcast quality copy.

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    legal issues on youtube videos >>>>>

    ITS CORRECT TO SAY THEIR MAY BE LEGAL ISSUES ON BROADCASTING YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON TV

    BUT THERE WOULD BE NO LEGAL ISSUES BY PROVIDING TV VIEWERS WITH THE

    WEB ADDRESS OF YOUTUBE VIDEOS

    MY SUGGESTION IS THIS, EVERY CAMPAIGN VIDEO FOR RON PAUL WHETHER

    FROM THE OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN OR THE GRASSROOTS SHOULD HAVE THE WEB

    ADDRESS OF THE FAMOUS > A NEW HOPE < VIDEO FROM YOUTUBE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG2PUZoukfA

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    CAN YOU PLEASE NOT USE SUCH LARGE FONTS IN EVERY ONE OF YOUR 12 POSTS?



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