Lady Gaga’s YouTube Account Suspended
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Even Lady Gaga isn’t immune to copyright claims.
The singer’s YouTube account was suspended Thursday, apparently due to “multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s copyright policy,” according to a notice.
But by late Thursday, the account had been restored. Google-owned YouTube declined to comment.
Reports have suggested that the infringing video was a recently uploaded clip of Gaga’s performance on Fuji TV.
It’s YouTube policy to remove accounts after three copyright violations.
The account, “ladygagaofficial,” is one of two for Gaga. The removed channel is run by Gaga’s camp, while she also has an unaffected Vevo account.
The Vevo account, which has more than 1.6 billion views, generally debuts her music videos. Co-owned by Universal Music Group and Sony Entertainment, Vevo is a music video platform that also distributes videos on YouTube.
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