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Ohio Channel Says Cordray Can't Use Its Footage In Campaign Ads

Aug 9, 2018

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The head of Ohio's government TV channel says Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray shouldn't be using its footage in campaign ads. 

Cordray says he'll continue doing so. A Cordray ad launched Saturday includes three seconds of Ohio Channel footage from a 2010 news conference held by Cordray when he was Ohio's attorney general. Executive Director Dan Shallenbarger says Ohio Channel  policy bars use of the agency's video footage for political purposes, and it's illegal. Cordray's campaign cites "fair use," under which copyrighted material can be used without permission under certain circumstances. Republican State Representative Niraj Antani, who is backing GOP candidate Mike DeWine, says he was denied permission to use Ohio Channel footage of his floor speeches in past campaigns.