Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Video Pulled Off YouTube
The aspiring pop star's lawyers are disputing ownership of the viral hit
The wildly viral video, which became an overnight sensation because of its catchy – and absurd – lyrics, was pulled offline by Black’s lawyers, who accused the producers, Ark Music Factory, of copyright infringement and unlawful exploitation of the aspiring pop star’s publicity rights, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
The dispute over which party owns the rights to the song will go to court if the contract disagreement cannot be resolved.
For now, the YouTube page reads, “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black.”