news footage licensing

From: tor hansen (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Dec 03 2007 - 12:41:12 PST

Hello everyone,

I am working on a short piece and hoping to utilize some news footage from The Beslan school siege and Chernobyl. The ultimate goal for the project being festival submission.
I am hoping to get some advice around licensing and copyright issues with regards to news footage acquired both from television and the internet.
Do I need festival rights? Are there loopholes to be used? Any tidbits would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Tor Hansen

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