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NBC Fires Worker Who Posted 'What Is the Internet' Video

Network isn't laughing, even if everyone else is
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2011 1:45 PM CST

(Newser) – Most people got a chuckle over the 1994 video of Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel struggling to understand that new Internet thing, but not everybody's laughing: NBC fired the employee who posted it, reports the All Things Digital blog. “The individual in question violated the company’s standards of conduct by repeatedly copying and distributing a variety of materials without permission," said a company statement. And that came after the Today show itself ran the clip when it became popular. Click for more at AOL News.
(Read more Katie Couric stories.)

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