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Wired: Open Source Opens Doors to SNL

“Live from New York, it’s–three comic talents who first made a
name for themselves on the internet.

“Andy Samberg will become a performing member of Saturday Night
Live’s 31st season cast debuting Oct. 1, while Jorma Taccone and
Akiva Schaffer have joined the show as writers. But all three got
their first big break online, thanks in part to the viral
popularity of video shorts they released on the net. In a move that
may have helped fuel rapid grass-roots distribution, the comics
released their work under Creative Commons licenses, which
essentially let anyone copy a given work for free provided that
person doesn’t try to profit from it…”

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