Why Rebecca Black's "Friday" Music Video Was Pulled from YouTube

June 17, 2011 By:
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The fun, fun, fun, fun is over. Rebecca Black isn’t into Friday’s anymore. Her hit music video has officially been pulled from YouTube after 167 million views and now she has a great big lawsuit to deal with.

Rebecca and her mother are engulfed in a legal battle with Ark Music, the studio that filmed her music video after they started charging YouTube users $2.99 to “rent” the video. Just to clarify, we were watching the video to see how bad it was—not because it’s this amazing song/video that’s worth paying to see.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, in March, Rebecca’s lawyers sent a letter Ark Music, accusing the company of copyright infringement and unlawful exploitation of her publicity rights. Apparently Rebecca’s camp, and by camp I mean her momager, isn’t happy with how she’s being portrayed publicly and they’re blaming Ark for it.

Both parties are arguing over who owns the rights to the song and video and the battle is getting messier by the day. Why can’t she just shoot a new really bad video? Thursday is available. So is Saturday.

Good news is she’s already extended her fifteen minutes to sixteen. She just made a cameo in Katy Perry’s music video for “Last Friday Night.”