Podcasting News points out that ABC is in hot water with the Screen Actor's Guild for selling episodes of their TV shows on iTunes. The Screen Actor's Guild has issued a statement about their intent to pursue arbitration against ABC. According to a statement from SAG president Alan Rosenberg:
"In violation of our collective bargaining agreements, ABC recently
began selling Lost and Desperate Housewives for digital download to
iPods without first bargaining with Screen Actors Guild. Today ABC
advised the Guild that it intends to pay residuals to performers based
on the videocassette formula - a formula that does not apply to this
This is something you need to pay attention to, particularly if you're repurposing content. As an example, if you are an agency releasing commercials and "behind the scenes" video on iTunes as a podcast, you need to secure the rights to do so.