Friday, June 17, 2011

'Friday' pulled from YouTube

The FUN, FUN, FUN is officially over - Rebecca Black has officially pulled her Friday video off of YouTube.

A rep for Black tells us, "We can confirm that we submitted a take down notice to YouTube as a result of the dispute we have with Ark Music regarding the Friday music video."

Black's people have threatened legal action against Ark Music, claiming the company that produced and wrote the song is wrongfully exploiting her image and her song, because Ark doesn't own the rights to either.

Earlier this week, Ark pushed up the cost of the music video to $2.99 on iTunes, without Black's consent. Clearly, the move pissed off Black's camp ... a camp that was simply looking forward to the weekend.
"Regarding the $2.99 fee added to [the] Friday video, I have NOTHING to do with this!" Black tweeted on Tuesday, "My manager and lawyer are on this and are going to get to the bottom of this!"

Ark is now hitting back at Black, saying they were "blindsided" by the singer's demand to take the video off of YouTube - and is taking a shot at the singer for not calling them first.

"We're dissapointed, having been in good faith negotiations with Rebecca Black and her representatives for months regarding any open issues," said a rep for Ark, "There’s been an ongoing, open dialogue with our company.  So we were blindsided to get a Take Down Notice -- with no notice -- alleging copyright infringement instead of a call or email from Rebecca’s representatives. We are going to continue to take the high road and work out the complaint as soon as possible."

The Friday video was uploaded in mid-February 2011, and went viral in mid-March. Black filmed a music video for her new song in May, and the Friday video was taken down sometime within the last few days. Her new music video is still yet to be released.

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