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."

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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