Friday, August 17, 2007

Bay Area media critic tests copyright law

Bay Area media critic Norman Solomon (left) hopes to test federal copyright laws with his new documentary "War Made Easy," which includes TV network news file footage that was used without permission or payment, the Chron reports. Among the unauthorized clips is one of Walter Cronkite (right) on a bombing run over Vietnam in 1965. The former CBS anchor steps out of the plane, turns to a crew member and says, "Well, Colonel, it's a great way to go to war."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The fact that Walter changed his view of the war a few years later is more significant. Yes, maybe he got sucked into the war propaganda machine. But he came to his senses after visiting Nam following the Tet offensive. He urged the U.S. to begin negotiations to end the war. We need a commentator like that today.