The Chris Berman Tapes.

Garrett Wollman
Wed Feb 13 13:51:03 EST 2008

<<On Wed, 13 Feb 2008 12:17:54 -0500, "Kevin Vahey" <> said:

> You Tube has pulled the video claing copyright violations.
> I am no lawyer but can ESPN claim a copyright on something that never aired?

Yes.  Copyright inheres in a work from the moment it is "fixed in
tangible form" (e.g., recorded on tape or disk), and if Berman was in
the ESPN studios or offices at the time, he was presumably recorded by
other ESPN employees and thus those recordings would be "works made
for hire" and belong to ESPN/TWDC.

Disclaimer: IANAL,TINLA.


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