The Press: Olympic Boycott

A clash over "legitimate newsgathering rights" resulted last week in a decision by U.S., Canadian and European newsreel and TV film groups to boycott the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. The newsreelers wanted to use up to nine minutes a day of footage filmed by their own cameras. But the Australians refused, fearing that the edge would be taken off commercial resale of Olympics movies. Instead, they offered to hand out three minutes of their own film daily to all comers. The film pool resented being limited to a handout, announced that they would make no movies of the Olympics for...

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