Youtube Pulls Office "Training Film"
YouTube on Monday said that it had yanked a funny training video for Microsoft produced by and starring Ricky Gervais, the star of the British version of The Office. Playing his role of David Brent, Gervais is seen arriving at the British offices of Microsoft and commenting on "Sir William of Gates," who, he says, did not make "his fortune by spending time in meetings with idiots. I bet no one watching this has ever spoken to him. It would be easier to talk to Osama bin Laden." A spokesman for Gervais told the BBC that the idea of the training film "was to show how not to do it." Despite being pulled by YouTube, which said it had done so "at the request of copyright owner Microsoft," the video was still being circulated on other websites, including GoogleVideo.