The Japanese Do Not Play-Lady Gaga’s YouTube Account Suspended for Copyright Violation


This You Tube suspension comes on the heels of Lady Gaga being sued for scamming earthquake victims in Japan.

“Even though Lady Gaga’s videos have racked up more than a billion views on YouTube, even the site’s reigning queen can violate its copyright policy.

People going to Gaga’s YouTube channel on Thursday were greeted by a message saying: “This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s Copyright Policy.”


According to Time Out Tokyo, the account was suspended because it hosted footage from Gaga’s recent appearance on the Japan’s Fuji TV show “SMAP x SMAP.” The 10-minute performance finds Gaga performing a medley of songs from “Born This Way,” laced with “Japan-themed ad-libs,” according to the report, and was taken down overnight on July 12 following a copyright-infringement claim from Media Interactive, Inc. . .”

Full Story on Billboard



Fashionentlaw™ is the brainchild of Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), an ex-fashion model and industry veteran turned Fashion and Entertainment lawyer. The law blog discusses hot topics in pop culture arising primarily out of the fashion industry.

As a legal practitioner, Ms. Uduak has seventeen years of experience counseling individuals and businesses within and outside the creative community. She has counseled designers, apparel manufacturers, models, photographers, retailers, graphic designers, musicians, public relations specialists, and athletes, among others, on diverse legal issues including business formation, licensing, trademark and copyright matters, contracts, intellectual property and contract disputes.

To arrange a consultation to discuss your case, contact her today at 916-361-6506 or email (

Full bio: Ms. Uduak Bio/
Twitter @uduaklaw

Related Post