I’d like to make a suggestion to you. I’d like to ask that in your weekly WW2 prologue, that instead of “taking a telephone call”, that you listen to some Old Time Radio programs, music, or even better…audio news from the radio…while listening to an era specific radio. But use an antique radio as a prop. Thanks
And even better, I could help provide audio for some of the broadcasts through archive.org
One word: Copyright.
That would be a great idea to use audio clips from the time. But Indy talking on the phone has grown on me over time. So both ways are fine with me.
Unfortunately copyright expires at different times in different countries and the WWII period is still in copyright in the USA. From a professional POV, unless Timeghost has a signed contract with the copyright holder it leaves itself perilously open to litigation.
Open copyright assertions on third-party websites aren’t strong enough to protect from litigation. I wish they were, but it’s a litigious world.
I’m not referring to playing the entire program in the case of an OTR program, just a brief sample. It’s done all the time on YouTube with YouTubers providing reaction videos to music videos. There copyrighted music is played.
However in this case Timeghost is using it in a commercial production for revenue/profit. It isn’t comedy or satire or a critical review of the work itself, but a derivative commercial production incorporating copyrighted work.
Timeghost’s purposes don’t meet Fair Dealing exceptions. The educational exception may apply, but unless you are giving a free lecture for the public it is unwise to rely on that exception.