Cyber-prankster gets Justin Bieber’s music videos yanked from YouTube

Washington: Teen pop star Justin Bieber, who has been a victim of a series of Internet pranks, has found himself a new cyber-enemy who managed to get all of the teen pop sensation’s official music videos removed from YouTube.

A YouTube user who goes by the name iLCreation submitted a copyright claim on each of Bieber’s videos, including the “Baby” video, which has over 600 million views.

YouTube has a yank first, ask questions later policy when a copyright claim is made - so they simply pulled the videos off the site, until the dispute is resolved.

iLCreation also went after a few Lady Gaga videos -- but only a few of her videos are missing in action.

Bieber’s VEVO channel (a dedicated site for music videos) has been completely wiped out for the time being, but a rep for VEVO told TMZ, “Someone is making false copyright claims against the Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga channels and YouTube has blocked access to the videos as a result. We are working with YouTube to resolve ASAP.”

ANI

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