New York: Even one of online video`s biggest stars isn`t immune to copyright claims.
Lady Gaga`s YouTube account was suspended Thursday. The notice read that the suspension was due to "multiple or severe violations of YouTube`s copyright policy."
By late Thursday, the account had been restored, much to the glee of Gaga`s Little Monsters.
The Google Inc.-owned YouTube declined to comment. It`s YouTube policy to remove accounts after three copyright violations.
Reports have suggested that the infringing video was a recently uploaded clip of Gaga`s performance on Fuji TV. Messages left with Gaga`s publicist and record label, Interscope, weren`t immediately returned Thursday.
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.
On Thursday, Gaga`s HBO concert special ‘Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden’ earned five Emmy Award nominations.