It is short-sighted deals like this for money, as if money is the highest thing of value in our society, that will hold back our creativity and entrepreneurship in the coming years. This is a bad idea.
Archivist Rick Prelinger sez, “The U.S. Department of Defense has entered into a contract with T3 Media to get its gigantic still and moving image collection digitized at no cost to the government. In exchange, T3 Media will become the exclusive public outlet for millions of images and videos for ten years. (via US Department of Defense’s public domain archive to be privatized, locked up for ten years – Boing Boing)