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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

More on the BBC Creative Archive

Paul Gerhardt, Creative Archive, Ariadne, July 2005.
Last April the BBC, together with Channel 4 Television, the British Film Institute and the Open University, launched the Creative Archive Licence. It was a small act, but it could prove to be a momentous step in how we use moving image and audio in our public and cultural life....The Creative Archive will offer free access to BBC content for learning, for creativity and for pleasure. From home, the public will be able to: [1] search for legally cleared TV and radio content - from extracts to whole programmes, [2] preview and download non-broadcast quality versions, [3] modify and create their own versions, [4] share with others - and with the BBC - on a non-commercial basis.