ALSO A FAIR QUESTION: A commenter on The Brothers Judd Blog asks:
What I’d like to know is how does Moore get permission to use all those news clips and outtakes? Does he actually pay for the rights? If I tried to use that material for profit, I’d be inundated with lawyers waving “cease and desist” orders for my copyright violations long before I got to the screening stage. And are those new organizations really that willing to license their material, especially the stuff (like the makeup outtakes) that was never meant to be shown publicly?
Sounds about right.