It seems odd to me that it would've been removed due to copyright. Vimeo has been where Michelle has kept the old Shawty get loose and other GnM lip syncs when YouTube took those down or removed the audio so I don't think they'd remove it. Even YT, which is more takedown friendly, hasn't removed any of Grace's other videos despite featuring entire Gaga songs so I don't think her music label has a problem. That's the other thing, it wasn't removed, just made private according to the video link.
I see your point. You convinced me that it most likely wasn’t copyright-related.
Alright, new hypothesis: She made it private because she wants to use her Vimeo channel mainly to promote herself and her appearance changed a bit in the 3-ish years since she shot the video in question.
The one remaining video on her channel actually contains a segment from 01:50 to 02:10 where she does the same thing to the same song. Only it was shot about a year ago (as indicated by her bangs), so she looks a lot more like she does today.
The ancient problem with the official Daily Grace Archives has been fixed after MyDamnChannel increased the maximum number of weeks from 100 to 200. This means that every Daily Grace video from April 2008 to January 2012 is now officially accessible. (Also, the autoplay feature will play all the videos instead of just looping those of a single week as it used to)
Fortunately, all of the links on this blog (dgarchives.tumblr.com) are still working despite the MyDamnChannel redesign. Only the episode list has been made obsolete.
The VLC playlist still works like a charm and I would like to take this opportunity to promote it once again as it offers by far the most comfortable way to watch pre-YouTube Daily Grace videos:
They, too, allow you to watch old Daily Grace episodes (without gap, etc.). Check it out if you like. Maybe their presentation is more convenient for you than the one here on dgarchives, who knows? They have thumbnails and shit, but there are some videos that they don’t have available, too (plus the video player is really, really tiny).
Anyway, I found out through their site that dgarchives missed at least 2 videos that they do have available, so I figured I should probably post them here. The pancakes video in particular is hilarious!