Lady Gaga's own performance gets her YouTube account suspended
A message saying "This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's Copyright Policy" immediately greets users when they click on ladygagaofficial, her personal handle.
The multiple or severe violations of said policy? Gaga's own performances. Time Out Tokyo reported on Thursday that the suspension was the result of Gaga posting her own performance from Japanese network Fuji TV’s show "SMAP x SMAP," which led to a copyright-infringement claim from Media Interactive Inc.
In the 10-minute clip, which was pretty easy to spot on numerous blogs Wednesday, she sings a medley of tracks from "Born This Way" along with Japanese boy band SMAP.
All is not lost though, her Vevo channel remains unfazed. Sure, you can't see her recent bizarro performances from Japan and Sydney, but it's better than nothing.
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: Lady Gaga shows a new two-tone hair style as she leaves her hotel in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday. Credit: Dean Lewins / EPA