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Lady Gaga's YouTube page suspended: Who's to blame?

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Fans who looked to get their regular dose of Mother Monster on Youtube received a pretty harsh message today when they tried to catch a clip on the site: “This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s Copyright Policy.” Yikes.

So why has Lady Gaga‘s page been put on ice? Apparently, it’s all due to a recent performance she had on Japanese TV.

Time Out Tokyo reports that Gaga’s official YouTube account was suspended because, without proper permission, the pop diva (or her handlers, rather) posted her performance on Fuji TV’s SMAP x SMAP—which is a legal no-no. That led to Media Interactive Inc. requesting the footage be taken down on Tuesday for copyright infringement.

In it, she sings several cuts from her latest album, Born This Way. Gaga’s been quiet about the Youtube suspension so far. But she did tweet about her excitement for the SMAP show airing a few days back writing, “My performance+cooking show appearance on SMAP SMAP is airing now in Japan. Kawaii Monsters!”

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