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    From the 'Am I getting so cynical so fast' dept..

    CBS are screening some exclusive new footage from sept 11 today, marking the 6 month point of the terrorist attacks. They obtained it from a french camera crew that was working with the NYFD at the time of the attack.

    However they have placed an international embargo on this footage. It can't be screened overseas until... sept 11 2002.

    Now seriously, this is news footage is it not? And while yes, they probably paid the camera crew in question a proverbial motza to secure its exclusivity, doesnt a 6 month(!!) embargo on international release smack somewhat of 'squeezing the last dollar' out of the international rights to this footage - and as such is blatently profiteering from the sept 11 disaster?

    Is there more to this that I'm not aware of? Or is this as blatent a case of commercial greed as one is ever likely to encounter?
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    I'd say it was pretty blatent man.

    It's not footage anymore, or news, its property that has value and they are obviously leveraging it to squeeze every ounce and penny they can from it. Pretty dispicable, and yes, pretty blatent. Ugly.
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    We actually gt some of the footage on the news last night, seems its the doco whole they are holding out to pimp, which is just as bad.
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    yeah, i get the feeling that every media company will try and milk every last penny out of the disaster.
    that's the nature of the media beast these days, nothing's sacred.

 

 

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