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NBC to Net - "Gimme OUR Video Back!"
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 20:00:03 -0400



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From: Richard Forno <rforno () infowarrior org>
Date: September 15, 2008 7:39:18 PM EDT
To: Infowarrior List <infowarrior () attrition org>
Cc: Dave Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: NBC to Net - "Gimme OUR Video Back!"


I don't care what NBCU thinks about their business models and competencies, they still do not know the nature of the Internet. If nobody's charging money to watch the SNL skit, NBC should be thankful for getting the free viral buzz out there. But nooooo, NBCU goes back into Industrial-Age thinking mode and sends out the lawyers. What maroons. :( -rf


NBC Universal Zaps YouTube Uploads of SNL Skit On Sarah Palin
By Sarah Lai Stirland EmailSeptember 15, 2008 | 4:27:50 PMCategories: Election '08

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/09/nbc-universal-z.html

Google searches for the terms "SNL Palin," "Saturday Night Live," and "Tina Fey as Palin" rocketed off the roof over the week-end, as people around the United States e-mailed each other and blogged about Fey's uncannily-close impersonation of the Republican vice-presidential nominee.

Fey, Saturday Night Live's former head writer and creator of the show 30 Rock, appeared with SNL's Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton to "battle sexism" in the show's opening skit.

Soon after the episode aired, e-mails with links to the inevitable YouTube uploads flew around listservs. But the take-down notices went out just as quickly, notifying YouTube that the clips had infringed upon NBC Universal's copyright. One of the uploads had already been removed as of Sunday, but several more managed to stay up on YouTube as of Monday. And other web sites such as LiveLeak also hosted clips.

NBC Universal has since posted the skit up on its own web site. Below is an embed of the clip.






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