Cassetteboy 'Diamond Queen' video removed after BBC copyright claim
Published May 29 2012, 17:42 BST | By Mayer Nissim
Cassetteboy have confirmed that their Diamond Queen
video has been removed from YouTube after the BBC
made a copyright claim.
The duo's latest video
was made up of footage from Andrew Marr
's recent documentary cut-up to make its dialogue humorous and occasionally obscene.
© Rex Features / Richard Young
"So our Queen video is no longer there, not surprising really. #ohwellnevermind," a post on the pair's official Twitter
"If you're interested, here's what happened: Our video was removed by youtube after a copyright claim by the BBC."
They added: "We then deleted the vid so people could no longer see the error page blaming the BBC, as some people were getting annoyed with the BBC, which probably isn't fair as the BBC has been good enough to tolerate all our other videos. That's it really.
"We're not planning to put the video online elsewhere. Sorry, you'll just have to be quicker next time."
Asked why the BBC had made such a claim but had not blocked their past material using BBC footage, they added: "I guess this has the potential to be a lot more embarrassing for the Beeb than any of the other stuff.
"The Queen's own kids talking about her majesty orgasming is worse than Alan Sugar s**ting frying pans. What an odd sentence."