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Beyoncé's Label Blocks Her YouTube Channel

For Sony, piracy is piracy no matter where
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2010 11:48 AM CDT
Beyoncé's Label Blocks Her YouTube Channel
Don't cross CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Worldwide Clive Davis.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – If you want to watch a Beyoncé video, one place you shouldn't be headed is Beyoncé's own YouTube channel. In an apparent piracy crackdown, Sony has blocked her videos; visit the channel and you're likely to see a message: “This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.”

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This appears to be the first time a label has blocked use by one of its own acts. Beyoncé’s website makes no mention of the snafu, and Sony refused comment, reports the Wrap. All of Beyoncé’s videos are available elsewhere on YouTube: Check out the page of VEVO, the site owned by Sony and Universal.
(Read more piracy stories.)

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