February 28, 2007

Variety.com - Academy threatens YouTube

Variety.com - Academy threatens YouTube:

"Academy threatens YouTube Site removes unauthorized Oscar clips

Web surfers will no longer be reliving the magic moments of the 2007 Oscarcast via YouTube. The vid-viewing site complied with a Tuesday request from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to remove all unauthorized clips of the kudocast.
Several segments of the show, including host Ellen DeGeneres' opening monologue and musical numbers featuring Will Ferrell and Beyonce, had been among YouTube's most-viewed content this week.
Ferrell's musical lament about how comedies never win Oscars, sung with Jack Black and John C. Reilly, had racked up more than 250,000 views on YouTube before it was replaced with the message 'This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.'
Ric Robertson, exec administrator for the Academy, said the organization had its content pulled 'to help manage the value of our telecast and our brand.'"

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