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Lady Gaga’s YouTube channel temporarily suspended for Copyright Infringement

Posted by on 16/07/2011


It seems the stars are just as vulnerable to copyright claims as us regular Internet users. Earlier this week, Lady Gaga’s official YouTube account was suspended after the account manager uploaded a video of her performing on Japanese television show SMAPxSMAP.

Like other accounts which get suspended, users visiting her official page got a message saying that “this account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s copyright policy.” The report was filed by Media Interactive Inc., even though we can’t find much information about them, other than the fact that they consistently report Japanese media content that appear on YouTube. On the SMAPxSMAP show, Lady Gaga performed for 10 minutes, singing a number of tracks from her “Born This Way” album and apparently did some cooking as well.

The channel was taken down on July 12th, only hours after she uploaded the segment for her fans to see. Even though her channel has since been restored, it is still unclear as to why exactly the video was reported, other than rumors of the two parties having a ‘disagreement.’

Currently her VEVO channel has racked up over 1.6 billion views and she sits just one spot below the Most Viewed Musician of All Time on YouTube, right below teen pop-star Justin Bieber.


  • guest

    Justin bieber….ugh. >:|

  • Bradley Wint

    Gotta love her.. I mean him

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