Oscars yanked from YouTube

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LOS ANGELES — Maybe you didn't get to see all of the Oscars. You can always catch the good stuff on YouTube, right?

Wrong. Variety reported that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has asked YouTube to take down all unauthorized clips from last Sunday's show.

Ellen DeGeneres' monologue and the musical numbers featuring Will Farrell and Beyonce' Knowles were among the most-viewed clips this week.

The Academy's Ric Robertson said the Oscars pulled the clips off YouTube "to help manage the value of our telecast and our brand."

The official Oscars Web site has a five-minute clip of highlights from the show, but not the entire DeGeneres monologue or musical numbers in their entirety.

Robertson said they do not plan to post more clips on the Oscars site. He said the current clips will eventually vanish, in his words, to "whet people's appetite for next year's show."


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