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Frequently Asked Questions: Copy of a Story?

Q. Can I purchase a VHS or DVD copy of a story that aired recently on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS?

A. We receive hundreds of requests from viewers for news video.

To accommodate the demand, effective on March 8, 2007, a local video duplication company named NorthStar Media Services, LLC has our permission (with restrictions) to dub and sell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS local news segments for home-viewing purposes.

To request a copy of a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS story, please contact:

NorthStar Media Services

Phone: 952-472-8194

Email: northstar@nsmediaservice.com

Website: www.nsmediaservice.com

For a short clip, you can expect the cost for either a VHS or DVD copy to start at $45 (plus tax and shipping).

Obviously you'll pay more for extended segments or multiple stories.

When you contact NorthStar Media, please provide them with as much information as possible about the segment you are seeking.

They will want to know the channel or station, the date and time of the newscast, and a brief description of the story content.

NorthStar Media archives our news broadcasts. Currently, the archive goes back to 1/1/08. If you have an interest, they may also be able to provide clips from some of the other local broadcast stations.

Q. What are the restrictions?

A. Our agreement with NorthStar Media authorizes them only to make recordings of 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS-produced and aired stories.

We do not have the right to authorize them to make copies of news segments produced by ABC or third-party producers (even if the stories aired on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS).

Further, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS does not sell "raw video" (video that we shot but that we did not air). KSTP-TV, LLC stories are copyrighted and we reserve all rights.

You may use a KSTP-TV recording provided to you by NorthStar only for private home viewing. It may not be duplicated, rebroadcast, publicly displayed.

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