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Rebecca Black yanked off YouTube

By Tony Hicks
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm in Uncategorized.

On Thursday (Thursday), totally reported that, like, Rebecca Black’s polarizing “Friday” video is no longer available on YouTube, due to a copyright claim apparently, like totally filed by Rebecca Black.

Isn’t that sort of like closing the barn door after all the horses fled, the farm was sold, it burned down, and was eventually plowed under to build a Walmart?

It’s not clear what exactly happened to the video, which at its pre-takedown height had amassed 167,370,534 views off of the ARK Music Factory account. That’s a LOT of laughter she’s bringing to the world.

Earlier this week it seemed like the video had been set up as a $2.99 YouTube Rental by ARK. When asked if Rebecca Black herself had asked for the takedown, a YouTube spokesperson said ”YouTube takes copyright infringement very seriously. When we receive a complaint alleging that a video infringes another person or company’s copyrights, we remove that video.

We’re guessing, like the water disappearing before a tidal wave, there’s another big one on the way.

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