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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should tv shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv channels be public domain?
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    Public domain | Define Public domain at Dictionary.com
    the status of a published work or invention upon which the copyright or patent has expired or which has not been patented or subject to copyright. It may thus be freely used by the public





    I say yes for the simple fact we as tax payers paid for it.
    I think yes, and I would add anything that is broadcast on networks and such should be available online after the fact with ads. NBC, CBS, MSNBC and more used to do that, same number of commercials as on tv, just on their websites, now they you have to have you cable or dish account number to watch anything. Really stupid in my opinion. I can understand non-ad stations being pretty tight, but it's really stupid for the others.
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
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    It will start out at the bottom of the pile.

    I suppose it will be right up there with all of the other requests to return public money that has found its way into private pockets.
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    It is not the role of the state to fund or control TV- or radio-programmes.
    Only your opinion ..
    If enough taxpayers want public radio/TV , then so be it ..
    And "enough" may NOT be a majority.

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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should tv shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv channels be public domain?
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    Public domain | Define Public domain at Dictionary.com
    the status of a published work or invention upon which the copyright or patent has expired or which has not been patented or subject to copyright. It may thus be freely used by the public





    I say yes for the simple fact we as tax payers paid for it.
    what is the bottom line here

    do you think people are getting rich off of PBS shows?

    what would you like to see happen? and why?
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    what is the bottom line here

    do you think people are getting rich off of PBS shows?
    I have no idea
    what would you like to see happen? and why?
    If we are paying for it then I think the public should have free access to those programs through torrents and other file sharing sites.
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    I don't think so. On one hand I see the argument that the public paid for it therefore it should be widely available, but by trademarking they can try to become partially self sustaining.

    Also...think of it this way, how about Big Bird? It is character and brand paid for and created with the use of tax dollars. does that mean anyone should have the ability to sell a replica of it for money? Isn't that a business and money just being made off of public funding?
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    my wife and i are regular viewers of PBS, and donors to the local affiliates

    we love antiques road show on mondays

    and catch some of the great shows throughout the year

    i dont know if PBS is a winning or a losing proposition.....

    i do know they provide quality shows that probably wouldnt be seen elsewise

    if someone airs something on PBS should the public have automatic rights to it?

    i dont think so.....but that is just my opinion.....and i am not an expert on how all of this works
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Well, not quite "freely", you still have to pay the TV license.
    You pay that to watch live. You can stream it online for free later.
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should tv shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv channels be public domain?
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    Public domain | Define Public domain at Dictionary.com
    the status of a published work or invention upon which the copyright or patent has expired or which has not been patented or subject to copyright. It may thus be freely used by the public

    I say yes for the simple fact we as tax payers paid for it.
    I say yes for the same reason... the taxpayers funded it. Shouldn't matter where it's aired.

    Wait, hold on a sec... restricted to American citizens. It doesn't need to be public domain to somebody in another country.
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    Re: Should shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv be public doma

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should tv shows funded by tax payers and aired on tax payer funded tv channels be public domain?
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    No
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    Public domain | Define Public domain at Dictionary.com
    the status of a published work or invention upon which the copyright or patent has expired or which has not been patented or subject to copyright. It may thus be freely used by the public





    I say yes for the simple fact we as tax payers paid for it.
    I don't think any shows should be paid for with tax dollars. If the public wanted those shows, producers would offer them and commercial sponsors would foot the bill.

    The market. Is. Always. Right.

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