The National Broadband Plan does not reach conclusions about or explore in detail the many legal issues that will be relevant to the FCC's implementation of the plan. These will be addressed through notice-and-comment rulemakings the FCC will conduct following the plan.
Recommendation #189 FCC Chapter: 15.9 Congress should consider amending the Copyright Act to enable public and broadcast media to more easily contribute their archival content to a digital national archive and grant reasonable noncommercial downstream usage rights for this content to the American people.
Recommendation #188 FCC Chapter: 15.8 The federal government should create and fund Video.gov to publish its digital video archival material and facilitate the creation of a federated national digital archive to house public interest digital content.
Recommendation #187 FCC Chapter: 15.7 Congress should consider amending the Copyright Act to provide for copyright exemptions to public broadcasting organizations for online broadcast and distribution of public media.