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More on the Gervais/Microsoft UK debacle

Further to my post last week, is reporting that the Ricky Gervais/David Brent training videos, which date back to 2004, were not intended to be made public after all (presumably out of contractual obligation if nothing else?).

This is also means that my initial suspicious, that this was a leak were correct. Serves me right for being so cynical I guess.

However Silicon is reporting that Gervais’ people are “concerned [that] the appearance of the videos could make fans think he had reversed his decision to retire the Brent character for good”.

She said: “Microsoft is looking into how and why these videos have appeared on the internet,” adding that Gervais will not be seeking damages from the software giant: “Unfortunately these things happen but it’s Microsoft’s responsibility to let us know how it got out.”


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