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Friday Afternoon Vid-Biz Headlines

Networks Allow Debate Footage Re-use; NBC joins ABC and CNN in giving permission for non-commercial editing and posting of video from the presidential primary debates. (Ars Technica)

Harley-Davidson Brings Sturgis Online, including daily video updates from on the ground at the world-famous biker rally in South Dakota. (site)

Vista Blocks Hi-Def Content; DRM rules are even blocking users from playing back their own HD home videos on machines without HDCP hardware. (Network World)

AT&T Webcast Censorship Not Unique; company has a history of excising comments critical of the Bush administration from live concert broadcasts online. (Listening Post)

Test Pilot Wins $5,000 and Air Time; Super Sam second-annual contest from Comedy Central and AtomFilms will appear on network’s late night Web Shows. (release)

One-stop Shop for Video Tips and Tools; DVDVideoSoft offers how-tos and free software for all sorts of digital video chores, from posting video online to converting video formats for devices. (release)