NBC Didn't License SNL Music Samples? Will NBC Sue Itself Now?
from the just-wondering... dept
Anyway, perhaps those ISPs and new gov't watchdogs should go after NBC first. That's because the company embarrassingly forgot to license the rights to the music used in the latest viral Andy Samberg video, "I Ran So Far." The video, like previous Samberg efforts got a lot of buzz and was getting plenty of attention on YouTube... until someone at NBC realized that no one had properly licensed the Aphex Twin sample used in the song, forcing NBC to yank the video offline. Is it possible that NBC will suddenly realize that perhaps it's been going overboard with its copyright claims -- and that there are times when such strict enforcement of copyright laws don't make sense? Or, will they just hope this little snafu goes away as it continues to focus on propping up an obsolete business model while its competitors learn to embrace this brave new world?