Lady Gaga's YouTube Account Suspended, Restored

Even one of online video's biggest stars isn't immune to copyright claims.

Lady Gaga's YouTube account was briefly suspended Thursday afternoon, but was restored by Thursday evening. The notice read that the suspension was due to "multiple or severe violations of YouTube's copyright policy.''

The Google Inc.-owned YouTube declined to comment. It's YouTube policy to remove accounts after three copyright violations, though they can be restored after being corrected.

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 weren't immediately returned Thursday.

The account is one of two for Gaga. The removed channel is run by Gaga's camp, while she also has an unaffected Vevo account. That account, which has more than 1.6 billion views, generally debuts her music videos.

Google bought the San Bruno based video hosting service in 2006 for 1.65 billion.

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