oct 2

Surprise Headline: Aphex Twin on SNL

I never did link to last week's SNL skit "Iran So Far" because, well, everyone else in the known blogosphere did. By now, you've probably heard the news that NBC did a take-down of it, even though it was on their own YouTube channel. But maybe you haven't yet heard the reason why.... it's because Aphex Twin (!) was sampled in the skit without permission. There's more at Pitchfork, while The Daily Swarm notes that "NBC was not required to get clearance for Saturday's broadcast, and until they intend to air the show again, copyright law allows for 'ephemeral use'." So despite what it might seem like some days, the internet isn't ephemeral use.

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Prepare for "clearance to use" to be the next big fight online.

Value can be argued in a big way on both sides and at some point a lot of lawyers are going to get very rich over videos of people kicking each other in the balls.

posted by Gavin at 2:32 AM on October 3, 2007

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