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On YouTube, Popularity Can Be a Curse

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On YouTube, Popularity Can Be a Curse

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On YouTube, Popularity Can Be a Curse

On YouTube, Popularity Can Be a Curse

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Remember the Lazy Sunday rap from Saturday Night Live that was everywhere for a while? That clip was pulled off You Tube, at NBC's request. It's called the you-tube curse—a video so popular, the lawyers take notice. Guests discuss intellectual property in the information age.

Guests:

Jason Fry, assistant managing editor for WSJ.com

James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law and co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School; author of Bound By Law, a comic book about intellectual property and fair use