Rebecca Black yanks 'Friday' from YouTube -- happy now?
Rebecca Black wants "Friday" all to herself, it seems, requesting that YouTube take down the viral video that made her famous.
"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black," reads the Web page that once held the pop tune so bad it was marvelous. "Sorry about that."
The dispute is over who own rights to Rebecca's image, according to TMZ, which got confirmation from the Black team that a takedown notice had been submitted as a result of a "dispute we have with Ark Music regarding the 'Friday' video."
Ark Music Factory produced the tune as part of a package purchased by Rebecca's family.
After logging more than 167 million free "Friday" views via its YouTube account, Ark earlier this week introduced a $2.99 three-day rental fee for the video — this after Mama Black in April threatened Ark with a lawsuit over master copies of the recording and sales of "Friday" ring tones, Popeater said.
To all the folks who wanted "Friday" to just go away -- happy now? Yes, that is a totally serious question.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo credits: YouTube screen grab, left; Isaac Brekken / Associated Press, right.