Today may be Friday but if you visit YouTube today you will find that there is no Rebecca Black to be found. The teenaged YouTube sensation has deleted her video for “Friday” from the YouTube site due to a legal issue over her image, she says.
TMZ has reported that Rebecca Black has been threatening to sue her label, Ark Music Factory, amid claims that they have exploited her image and annoyingly catchy song, “Friday”.
Due to this fact and the upcoming legal battle between Rebecca Black and the Ark Music Factory recod label, Black’s team requested the video be removed from the video-sharing website. So it was.
“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’ video,” a rep from Black’s camp reported.
The Take Down Notice comes just days after the failure of a pay-to-watch experiment involving Black’s video. The user who uploaded Black’s “Friday” video, which is presumably Ark Music, put in place a $2.99 paywall to watch the the whole clip. However, the fee scheme didn’t last long and shortly afterward the video was up and available to view free as usual.
So if you were thinking of having some “fun fun fun” today dancing and singing along to Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” don’t count on doing it viaYouTube. Requests to view the video will just get this message: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black.”
Friday is very bad timing for this to happen, isn’t it?