YouTube pulls plug on Lady Gaga in copyright row

YouTube has (offensively) suspended Lady Gaga’s official channel on the video sharing network due to a copyright row with a Japanese media company.

This outrage follows the Poker-faced singer’s appearance on the “SMAP X SMAP” weekly television show, where she performed several of her hit songs to promote the new album release “Born This Way”. The set appeared on YouTube via the star’s official account and several other sources, prompting Media Interactive Inc to file a copyright violation claim.

Now when you Google Gaga for clips you’re disappointingly confronted with the message “This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s Copyright Policy”

Lady Gaga is well-known for her web-savvy-ness and leads more than 11 million followers on Twitter, even having her own version of the popularly annoying Facebook game Farmville (redubbed Gagaville). Her music video for “Bad Romance” has been watched almost 400 million times before YouTube nasties pulled the plug. Less than 1 million of those viewings were me..

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