Truth was that Fritsch uploaded the video on YouTube in 2006, where it continued to exist in obscurity for months. Once it passed 4 million views, YouTube started sending Fritsch checks.
Fifteen years later, Fritsche has successfully crowd-funded a campaign to release a complete documentary about the viral rise of the Techno Viking himself so the rest of us can get some insight into what was actually going on in Germany that day so long ago. This was followed with a lawsuit from the Techno Viking himself. In 2009, the star of the video, whose real identity is still a mystery, hit Fritsch with a legal notice asking him to stop using the video and all derivations of it. Fritsch immediately stopped accepting money from YouTube and original video was deleted shortly after, but then uploaded by numerous users.
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