YouTube Forced to Remove Oscar Clips

Despite not offering equivalents on its own site, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has gotten YouTube to take down all its clips of the Oscars, reports Variety.

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.”

Prior to the takedowns, clips from the Oscars had been among the most-viewed material on YouTube; a musical number by Will Ferrell, Jack Black, and John C. Reilly lamenting about comedies never winning Oscars, had been viewed more than 250,000 times. Good thing we didn’t embed that here.

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