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Cnet Reuse and Retransmission Policy

C-NET POLICY ON REUSE OF
C-NET COPYRIGHTED PROGRAMMING

It is the policy of C-NET to encourage the exposure to and ongoing use of C-NET produced copyrighted programming (the “C-NET Programming”), while simultaneously respecting the rights and interests of C-NET Sponsoring Organizations, and program participants.  (For information regarding qualifications for C-NET membership, please refer to the C-NET Articles of Incorporation, Article VIII. For information regarding program sponsorship, please refer to C-NET’s Programming Policy, Section I.A.)  

C-NET Programming for reuse purposes is divided into two categories of materials: Governmental Programming and Other Programming.  

For Programming consisting of C-NET recordings of the meetings of local legislative, administrative or executive boards, committees or other related governmental bodies or entities of any C-NET member agencies (hereinafter “Governmental Programming”), it is the policy of C-NET to authorize in advance, without need for prior review or written approval, the rebroadcast, retransmission and/or reuse of Governmental Programming, where such rebroadcast, retransmission and/or reuse is of the Governmental Programming in its entirety, without alteration, and contains sufficient identification of  C-NET as the source and copyright owner of such Programming.  The rebroadcast, retransmission and/or reuse of any portion of any Governmental Programming other than in its entirety requires the prior written consent of C-NET.  Requests for permission to rebroadcast, retransmit and/or reuse any portion of any Governmental Programming, other than in its entirety, should be made to the C-NET Executive Director.

Should consent be granted to rebroadcast, retransmit or reuseany portion of any C-NET Programming in such a way that it does not consist of the Programming in its entirety, C-NET requires that clear and conspicuous notice of any edits and/or redactions be provided to the viewer at the time of each such rebroadcast, retransmission or reuse.  Such notice must be sufficient to notify any viewer or recipient of such materials of the location of all edits and/or redactions from the C-NET Programming, as well as provide the viewer with the full title, date and/or source location of the full version of the C-NET Programming.

Reuse of C-NET Programming which does not constitute Governmental Programming (“Other Programming”) is limited in order to protect the potential rights of third parties in and to such material or content, including any third party intellectual property rights and personal appearance rights.  The rebroadcast, retransmission and/or reuse of any or all portions of Other Programming, including the transmission of any electronic or digital copies of such Other Programming, requires the prior written consent of C-NET.  Requests for permission to rebroadcast, retransmit and/or reuse any portion of any Other Programming should be made to the C-NET Executive Director.  

Upon receipt of any written request for use of any Other Programming, or of any Governmental Programming in less than its entirety, the C-NET Executive Director shall contact in writing the designated representatives of the organization which sponsored or participated in production of the C-NET Programming in question, for their respective review and approval of the usage request.  The sponsoring organization shall timely respond in writing to such requests for review and approval.  The sponsoring organization may, in its sole discretion, authorize either the Executive Director or the Executive Committee of C-NET to make determinations as to reuse requests on their behalf by submitting such authorization in writing to the C-NET Executive Director.  Any such authorization shall remain in force until otherwise revoked in writing.

C-NET is not responsible for the use of C-NET copyrighted programming which has been reused or retransmitted with or without the written permission of C-NET.

In order to inform the public of C-NET policies on reuse, the following legends shall appear on all C-NET Programming release in a fixed media format.

For all Governmental Programming:

This material is copyrighted programming of C-NET.  All rights reserved.  The rebroadcast, retransmission or other reuse of this material in its entirety, without alteration, is hereby authorized by the copyright owner, provided the copyright owner is clearly identified as the original broadcast source and owner of the material as a part of each such rebroadcast, retransmission or other reuse.  Any request for rebroadcast, retransmission or other reuse of this material in less than its entirety, including, but not limited to, a request for any reuse of the material involving the alteration of the materials, whether by addition, modification or deletion, shall be submitted in writing to the C-NET Executive Director.  Such requests shall be processed internally by the copyright owner and no reuse, other than that expressly provided above, shall be allowed until written authorization from the copyright owner has been received.

For all Other Programming:

This material is copyrighted programming of C-NET.  All rights reserved.  The rebroadcast, retransmission or other reuse of this material, in any form or format, whether in its entirety or otherwise, requires the prior written consent of C-NET.  Any request for rebroadcast, retransmission or other reuse of this material shall be submitted in writing to the C-NET Executive Director.  Such requests shall be processed internally by the copyright owner and no rebroadcast, retransmission or other reuse shall be allowed until written authorization from the copyright owner has been received.

Amended and Approved 7_8_08

Amended and Approved 4_10_12

Amended and Approved 4_14_14

Amended and Approved 4_11_17

Amended and Approved 7_9_19