BBC To Open Its Full Archives Online

In an ambitious move bound to create a lot of controversy in UK, Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC announced plans to give the public full access to all the corporation’s programme archives. Mr Dyke said that everyone would in future be able to download BBC radio and TV programmes from the internet.

The service, the BBC Creative Archive, would be free and available to everyone, as long as they were not intending to use the material for commercial purposes.

“I believe that we are about to move into a second phase of the digital revolution, a phase which will be more about public than private value; about free, not pay services; about inclusivity, not exclusion.”

Read the full text of Dyke’s speech.

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