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The amateur cameraman who videotaped the police beating of black motorist Rodney King wants hundreds of television stations nationwide to pay him for using the video, his lawyer said.

George Holliday, general manager of a plumbing supply company, was the cameraman who took what attorney James F. Jordan called "the most played video in the history of this country."More than 900 letters have been mailed to TV stations, maintaining Holliday copyrighted the tape. The letters demand $7,500 for past usage of the video and $2,500 for five-year, non-exclusive rights.