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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Catching Up

Remember the Ghyslain Raza, the "Star Wars Kid"? The Globe and Mail reports that his is the "most seen clip" on the 'net, according to the British fim, the Viral Factory. What counts as most seen? Nine hundred million hits--more than twice as many as Paris Hilton's sex tape. Read more here in the Globe and Mail. Raza made a private tape of himself imitating a Jedi Knight, then left the tape behind at school. Another student later found the tape and showed it to a third student who made a copy. From there it spread to the 'net. Raza and his parents eventually sued, and reached an out of court settlement with the students who found the tape he made and released it.  Read a Globe and Mail article retelling the story here.

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