Video: Loss of news talk show dismays Mexicans

Los Angeles Times: Supporters of journalist Carmen Aristegui say the cancellation of her radio program poses a threat to the country’s move toward greater democracy.

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Please click here for the Los Angeles Times news story and its complementing video, courtesy of Mexico Reporter.com

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2 Responses

  1. This comment was left by a reader who wished to remain anonymous:

    You know, I completely disagree. Yes, she was controversial, but I’ve seen the ratings and there’s no way that show was making money. Unlike other niche programs, like Imagen, her audience was not interesting for advertisers. Not because of AMLO (Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador) , just because they weren’t good target consumers. Her credibility fell insofar as the Left that she championed kept saying really stupid things.

  2. Deborah:
    Hi. Fortunately there is a precedent and a model for your situation with the LA Times– the fight of independent freelance still photographers over the last ten years for retention of copyright. There are plenty of resources out there detailing your rights as a videographer, but a good place to start would be the source, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c105:H.R.2281.ENR:
    You are the creator of the movie or video. You retain the rights to it and are only granting a one-time license to the LA Times to use it on their web site. If they syndicate it, if they pass it on to You Tube, if they use it in any other way, you are entitled to compensation. And more importantly, they can only do any or all of those things with your permission.
    I know things are in flux as far as copyright interpretation now, but please don’t surrender your rights to your work.
    It also strikes me as strange that the LA Times pleads ignorance when it comes to video usage and rights. This is the first time a freelancer has come to them with available footage? I don’t think so.
    My experience is as a still photographer and it has not been easy or pretty the last ten years with regards to convincing big media that I retain the copyright to my work. The fact that I register everything I shoot with the LIbrary of Congress does help, but there are violations.
    If you would like to discuss this further, my email address is included.
    Thanks,
    Keith Dannemiller

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