My column on how web video producers are being exploited by broadcast media
My first Guardian Unlimited column just went live. It's called "Give us credit" and it's about the contracts that we receive from broadcast media to license our content for television. I wrote about this because I haven't seen anyone writing about it before and because I feel it's important to anyone publishing their own videos on the internet.
Now that the excitement over reality TV is dying down, a new budget-saving television revolution is upon us: internet video reruns. Later this year, many stations across America will be launching shows featuring some of the most popular web videos you've already seen. They'll also be screwing the producers of those videos people like me - out of royalties, recognition and more.