Black's popular 'Friday' video pulled off YouTube

June 17, 2011 - 11:28 AM
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FILE In this April 15, 2011 photo, teen pop singer Rebecca Black poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Black’s official “Friday” music video has gotten down off YouTube. The page where the video starring the 13-year-old singer once played now says it “is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black.” Black’s spokesman says her team sent “a takedown notice to YouTube as a result of the dispute we have with Ark Music regarding the ‘Friday’ video.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rebecca Black's official "Friday" music video has been taken off YouTube.

The page where the video starring the 13-year-old singer once played now says it "is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black."

Black's spokesman says her team sent a takedown 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.

Earlier this week, the firm began charging viewers $2.99 to watch the clip.

Lawyers for Black and Ark Music have been haggling over who owns the rights to everything associated with "Friday" since it became a sensation earlier this year.

The video had amassed more than 160 million views and more than 3 million "dislikes."