Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Nothing like gov't interference
For a long time, I have been wanting to find a good set of WKRP episodes on DVD or VHS. I have seen pirated copies on ebay. They are not commercially available in stores or online. Licensing laws have changed over the last decade or more. The problem is that WKRP had a lot of music on the show. That is appropriate, since the show was about a rock and roll radio station. The problem is that every piece of music that is in each episode, even if for a few seconds, now needs to be licensed. A while back, a crappy release was made to VHS that replaced all the actual music with generic music and was only of a handful of episodes. The reason is simply music licensing for all of the music clips in the show. That is precluding the release of a great sitcom. Figures, the one show that I want to get on video is the one that I can't get.