News: I’ve already blogged about the hilarious skit Dane Cook gave on Saturday Night Live last weekend. The monologue included a hilarious joke about YouTube and how you can find every video created on the site. Days later, the snippet of the monologue talking about YouTube was uploaded onto YouTube by several of its users. Apparently, today, NBC has asked YouTube to remove the clip as infringing its copyright.
Analysis: This is not the first time NBC asked YouTube to remove a SNL clip. The last time involved the skit involving “Lazy Sunday” (see here). But that was all before YouTube and NBC announced a deal to market some of NBC shows on YouTube. I had assumed that the recent clips of Dane Cook would have been covered in the deal. But, apparently not. And, unfortunately, I don’t see the video available on NBC’s SNL site.
I think it would be in YouTube’s interest to pay money for use of the clip because Dane Cook’s monologue reference to YouTube was probably the funniest commercial YouTube could ask for.