Lady Gaga’s YouTube account suspended for copyright violations

Japanese media company says TV-show footage can’t be posted

Little Monsters (aka devoted fans of Lady Gaga) were likely outraged this morning if they tried to access the eccentric pop artist’s YouTube channel, which displayed a message reading: “This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s Copyright Policy.”

According to Billboard, Gaga’s YouTube account was taken down because of a 10-minute video showcasing the singer’s performance on “SMAP x SMAP,” a Japanese TV show featuring a popular boy band.

Japanese media company Media Interactive Inc. filed a copyright infringement claim, saying the video clip was copyrighted and couldn’t be posted to Gaga’s account. YouTube granted the company’s takedown request, and Gaga’s spokespeople have no comment.

Ashley Post

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