Think your job is complicated? Try rights clearance

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WGBH staffers talk about the arduous task of rights clearance in a story in today’s Boston Globe. Reclearance for program use years later is especially tricky. “I had film material from a man who is deceased, and his wife granted permission but said that the estate would not go under $20,000 for 50 seconds of material,” said Karen Cariani, head of the WGBH archives. “Definitely way overpriced, but we had to pay it.”