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Gamer posts a cappella cover of Ozzy Osbourne to skirt copyright

By Daniel Uria   |   Jan. 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A gamer who uploads footage of himself playing rhythm-based game "Guitar Hero" to YouTube uploaded an a cappella cover after one of his videos was taken down due to copyright.

The YouTube user known as "GuitarHeroFailure" posted a video of himself achieving a 100 percent score while playing Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark at the Moon" in the video game "Guitar Hero Smash Hits."

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After the video was taken down by YouTube due to the unauthorized use of licensed music, the gamer uploaded a new video where the audio was replaced with his own voice covering the song's guitar track.

"What a meme I am right?" he wrote. "This is a cool song but it was taken down by YouTube so I fixed the audio."

Due to the video's popularity GuitarHeroFailure's channel got more than 4,000 subscribers and the video had more than 1.5 million views since being posted on Jan. 20.

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