Justin Bieber videos return on YouTube's music site after fake copyright claim
Justin Bieber fans became alarmed when the singer's popular videos were taken down from YouTube's music video site Vevo due to copyright infringement claim on Monday, however the company said the claim was fraudulent and worked quickly to restore them on the site.
When fans tried to view one of Bieber's videos a message appeared that read, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by iLCreation."
Vevo responded to questions about the error message on their official Twitter page on Monday saying, "Videos have not been deleted, just fraudulent copyright claims. Working on getting them back ASAP. Thank you for sticking with us!"
Two hours later the issue was fixed. " Ok, Beliebers...looks like everything is coming back up Thanks for your patience! Down with the hackers," the site Tweeted.
YouTube's copyright policy states that when the company becomes aware that a video, or even part of a video, is infringing on the copyrights of a third party "we will take it down from the site as required by law."
A spokesperson for YouTube told The Hollywood Reporter, "A few videos by Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga were briefly taken down by YouTube as a result of false copyright claims. This issue has been resolved."
Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell is a songwriter and vocal producer who has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna. He has won five Grammy Awards for his involvement in Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Mary J. Blige's "Growing Pains" and Rihanna's "Umbrella," which he co-wrote.
"Wow!! Got to see @justinbieber & @taylorswift13 write a song together last night!! SMASH!!!! SMASH!!! SMASH!!! Let's do it again Yall!!!" Harrell wrote on Twitter on Saturday, which Bieber re-Tweeted.
On Friday evening, Bieber cryptically wrote, "#writing."On August 23, Justin Bieber surprised Swift's fans by jumping on-stage to sing his hit, "Baby" with Swift, during her concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center.