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How to send tsunami video to CNN

CNN is receiving home video of tsunami victims for possible use on CNN. If you have video of missing or deceased friends or family you wish to share for this purpose, please mail it to CNN by Tuesday, January 11.

Some of the videos submitted may be selected for use in CNN television programming or other CNN programming services honoring the tsunami victims. CNN reserves the right not to use the video at all and/or to use as much or as little of the video as it chooses.

If your video is selected for exhibition, you will be notified and sent a license and release to sign and return to CNN immediately . This license and release will grant CNN the rights necessary to exhibit your video, ensure CNN that you are the exclusive, rightful owner of the video and that the video may be used by CNN without making payment to you or any third party.

Upon CNN's request, you may be required to obtain written permission from other individuals featured in your video. CNN will not use your video without a signed license and release.

How to send in a video

  • Please include the following information with your submission: Your name, phone number and e-mail address if available; the name of the person who is missing or deceased; his or her status, last known location and relationship to you; any additional information you would like to include.
  • All video formats are acceptable (VHS, 8 mm film, Hi-8, digital video) as well as videos transferred to DVD or CD/ROM. 8 mm film transferred to videotape will also be accepted.
  • Please mail your video along with your name, age, address, phone number and e-mail address to: CNN Futures, NT0512A, CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303. Please label the video with your full name.
  • Note that we are not responsible for lost, damaged or misdirected tapes, so if your tape is valuable to you, you should send us a copy only. Due to the large number of submissions, videos WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
  • Children under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian's written permission to submit their videos and such permission must accompany the videos or they will not be considered .
  • Employees (and their immediate families and household members) of CNN and its parent, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliated entities are not eligible to submit videos.
  • CNN has the right to edit and/or alter any submission.
  • CNN values and maintains your privacy. The information you submit is subject to our privacy policy.

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