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The Video That Got YouTube Banned in Brazil

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Brasil Telecom SA recently prohibited access to YouTube in much of the country because of a steamy video of supermodel Daniela Cicarelli cavorting on the beach with banker Renato Malzoni, according to CNN.

The strategy worked well. Not only did users have no problem accessing YouTube in Sao Paolo and Brazil where Internet use is the heaviest, but cutting off an entire nation's access to YouTube over a single video transformed a salacious tidbit of gossip into a bona fide international news story.

The video is now popping up everywhere.

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Though it's not easily accessible on YouTube, King Nutter has conveniently posted the "Cicarelli Rudey Vid." And if you can undertand Portuguese, sister site Sampaist has what I assume is a story about the whole thing.