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November 23, 2009 10:44 PM Subscribe
How can I go about contacting CBS to ask for permission to post clips from 1970s talkshows on Youtube/Podcasts?
posted by Jon_Evil to law & government (2 answers total)
I'm involved in promoting a book whose author is long dead, but he was interviewed by Donahue and Oprah in 1979 about his research. (it involves human sexual response and the differences between sexual and interpersonal relationships).
I've done extensive google-fu and can't find an office or a number or an email of anybody to ask.
We have the tapes all ready to go up onto the Tubes, but don't want to get into any legal trouble / promise customers content that we can't actually provide. Both the Donahue and Oprah interviews are about half an hour long, and were part of regular broadcasts.
The proceeds of all the book sales will go to charity, so it's not like anybody will be making money off it.
Though Oprah has her own media empire now, the show she had in the 1970s was "People are Talking" and not "The Oprah Winfrey Show" so I think CBS has the rights and not Oprah.