The Government Access Division shall operate under the name "Government Television Network" to reflect the multiple municipalities and channels that receive Government Access Division services.
GTN recognizes that each member municipality of the Ramsey/Washington Cable Commission programs and maintains editorial control of their respective government cable channel. Programming produced or procured by GTN will be appear on government cable channels at the discretion of the municipality.
Nothing in these policies and procedures shall restrict a municipality from using its government cable channel as it sees fit under applicable laws.
All programming produced by "GTN" shall be consistent with above mission statement. No programming falling into the following categories will be produced or provided by "GTN":
- Commercial Advertising
- Lottery Information
- Obscene, indecent or defamatory matter
- Advertising by or on behalf of legally qualified candidates for public office. This is not to include debates, town meetings or other forums in which all candidates for office are given equal opportunity to participate.
GTN is authorized to initiate and create programming for the purpose of offering such programming to member municipalities for playback on their government cable channel. Programming produced by GTN will not incorporate any copyrighted items unless written permission has been obtained or unless inclusion falls within the fair use provisions of the federal copyright law.