Request for Proposals
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has secured funding from the American people to preserve and manage the archival audio/visual assets of public media, and the American Archive was created to manage this responsibility. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting does not control or own any intellectual property rights in any of the content that will comprise the American Archive. Instead, any intellectual property rights resident in the content are owned and controlled by independent production entities and by approximately 800 individual companies that manage the 1200+ TV and radio stations that distribute public media.
CPB seeks proposals from individuals and organizations in the intellectual property community to assist in the publication of a "White Paper" that will provide an operational legal framework for the distribution of audio and visual assets resident in the nation's public media archives.
There are two primary objectives of this consultancy:
- to provide a legal framework that will allow for the widest possible distribution and creative use of archival materials within existing laws and practices and
- to provide operational routines and guidelines that will minimize the risk of public media archives participating in the American Archive's distribution efforts.