Sweet news via Lawrence Lessig’s Blog , CNN WILL make ALL Presidential Debate Footage available to do whatever you want to do with it as soon as each debate ends. How friggin sweet is that!?!?!?!?!
Read and rejoyce:
For Release: May 5, 2007
CNN to Make Presidential Debate Footage Available without Restrictions
As previously announced, CNN will team up with Hearst-Argyle’s WMUR-TV and the New Hampshire Union Leader to host two presidential debates to be held in America’s first primary state. The debate featuring Democratic candidates will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the Republican debate will be held on Tuesday, June 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Due to the historical nature of presidential debates and the significance of these forums to the American public, CNN believes strongly that the debates should be accessible to the public. The candidates need to be held accountable for what they say throughout the election process. The presidential debates are an integral part of our system of government, in which the American people have the opportunity to make informed choices about who will serve them. Therefore, CNN debate coverage will be made available without restrictions at the conclusion of each live debate. We believe this is good for the country and good for the electoral process. This decision will apply to all of CNN’s presidential debates, beginning with the upcoming New Hampshire debates in June. [Truncated for too much Time Warner auto-felating, even if they do deserve a good BJ for this.]
I tried to make the more poignant parts of the text easier to see/read.
I think I’m gonna vomit with happiness!! I am wondering what the particulars will be. Will the video be made available for download, or for viewing/ripping? Also, can we edit the video to release a musical version of the debates a la “The West Side Story”. It seems like the video will be downloadable and that you can cut and mix and do whatever you want with it, but you never know. Still, I am sharting with glee!
GOOD ON YA CNN!!
PS: CNN, we will hold you to your word.
PPS: Lawrence, love the blog d00d!