UPDATE: Rebecca Black's music video "Friday" is back online thanks to VEVO: The video has been re-uploaded on "RebeccaBlackOnVEVO's Channel." See it below.
Rebecca Black's "Friday" music video, which racked up over 160 million views on YouTube, has been removed.
The page to Black's official video included a notice that the video is "no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black," with a "Sorry about that" from YouTube.
A YouTube spokesperson offered TechCrunch the following statement on the matter:
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.
"Friday" was recently put behind a paywall and users were asked to pay $2.99 to access the video via YouTube Rentals. Access to the video--without the paywall--was restored, though it appears that the video has since been removed.
Start your workday the right way with the news that matters most. Learn more