YouTube Sensation Rebecca Black No Longer on YouTube

One little Katy Perry video and Rebecca Black thinks she's all that. YouTube sensation, Black has pulled her video, "Friday" down from YouTube, with a copyright claim. The video itself has a history of being pulled down, with it recently being available to rent on YouTube for $2.99 (Rs. 134 approx) and it went back to being free right away. It had been viewed more than 167 million times, so essentially a YouTube sensation no longer exists on YouTube. Funny enough, the original video is still available, free to watch, on an educational site called SchoolTube.

Rebecca Black taken down

Rebecca Black taken down




This is the statement that YouTube made in response to the video being taken down:


“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. Users who believe that a video was removed in error can appeal the copyright takedown.”

Published Date: Jun 17, 2011 11:15 am | Updated Date: Jun 17, 2011 11:15 am