May 25, 2017

Rebecca Black’s “Friday” pulled off YouTube

By Sean O’Connell Ah, the delicious irony of this story.

It appears that YouTube pulled Rebecca Black’s viral video “Friday” off of its servers today … the day we need that jolt of bubblegum pop music the most.

What happened? PEOPLE says Black’s lawyers are accusing the producers at Ark Music Factory of “copyright infringement and unlawful exploitation” of Black’s publicity rights, and so the song will be down until the dispute is settled.

What will be bounce our heads to now? My vote: Selena Gomez’s “Who Says,” the current ear bug embedded in my skull.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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