After being pulled from YouTube, a three way legal battle takes place.
is known for making it big on YouTube. We’ve heard this story before, right? She became an overnight success after having her video show cased on Tosh.O on Comedy Central. In just a month, views spiraled past 100 million and began climbing higher and higher into the 160 millions. She has been a cameo on Katy Perry’s recent music video and tribute on Glee. Not to mentioned being praised by the famously known harsh former American Idol judge Simon Cowell. But now, as the infamous song is pulled from the site, there has been a recent legal battle.
Black’s spokesman says her team sent a take down notice to YouTube because of a dispute over the video with Ark Music Factory, the company Black’s parents paid $4,000 to produce the song and video.
Her lawyers claim the company is exploiting the 13-year-old’s image.
“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 spokesperson for Black said in a statement to TMZ.
Earlier this week Ark attempted to charge a $2.99 ‘video rental’ fee for users to watch the video, despite not owning the rights to the infamous music video.
‘Thanks for all the messages regarding the $2.99 fee added to Friday video, I have NOTHING to do with this!!’ Claims Black.
‘PS…My Manager and Lawyer are on this and are going to get to the bottom of this! Stay tuned…’
This three way battle is gripping a huge dollar bill, ready to tear at any moment. That’s right: Black could have earned around half a million just by ITunes and talk shows alone in a short amount of time. Between her lawyers, producers of the song, and Ark Music Factory, this is a hyped battle. Like Rebecca said: tune in later for breaking details…
I found an interesting and very well written one earlier about this, and I feel I should add this in.
“i think people go too far when they comment on this kid. shes a 13 year old girl just doing what she loves but she’s getting bullied over the internet because of that. people tell her to slit her wrists over twitter, why would you say that to somebody? thats just pure sick & evil. she didnt write the song! she didnt autotune the song so much that people didnt like it! shes just a girl trying to live her dream and now people are constantly trying to put her down because of that. even adults comment on her with negative and immature comments. im a 16year old kid and even i know better than to criticise people just because i dont like their song. alot of adults nowadays act younger than me, they act very immature! it’s about time they grew up and concentrated on the important things in life.”
So, what do you think? Share this with your friends and add on the debate. Who will win?