Win! Irish Student gets parody vids on YouTube Restored

Owen Gallagher was the student that did the Bertie on Dragon’s Den parody video and also Enda on American Idol. He also did a few more parody/remix vids as part of his college project. Anyway, the Beeb, Paramount and 20th Century Fox took exception with some of the videos, claimed copyright infringement and his YouTube account was suspended.

Owen filed counter claims and the BBC were the only ones to reply, his pleaded his case with evidence and they agreed to let the video be seen. Paramount and Fox never replied and so his appeal was upheld. Account is live again. Hooray for the small guy.

Here’s Bertie being Bertie:

6 Responses to “Win! Irish Student gets parody vids on YouTube Restored”

  1. digmo says:

    This is great 🙂 I love Bertie’s hesitation and dismay when he receives a negative comment from a Dragon. Well done in getting it reinstalled too.

  2. Damien B says:

    This is excellent news. Fair played to Owen, both for making the best videos of the election cycle and for taking such a strong stand against YouTube and the major multinationals.

    If I’m not mistaken, is Owen from Letterkenny (or educated here)?!

  3. Damien says:

    Damien B, you’re worse than a Corkman for taking credit. Please note Owen also has a Cork connection as I watched his videos.

  4. distantrambler says:

    Good, well done Owen both for the videos and for taking on the big guys. As for the Cork connection loose is one way of putting it….

  5. Absolutely brilliant, wonder if he’ll be doing any with the tribunal recordings 🙂

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