BBC proposes ambitious project to put its archive online

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The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is financially supported by tax dollars, is seeking permission from the government to place the whole of its radio and television archive on the Internet for public use. Britons would be able to re-distribute and creatively re-use old radio and TV shows.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently testified in favor of the BBC Creative Archive proposal, saying it would strengthen British cultural identity, benefit U.K. cultural institutions, and “lift the whole world to a new heights of creativity, freedom, and cooperation.”

Guest: Cory Doctorow, European Affairs Coordinator at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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