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Rebecca Black -- Battle Over "Friday" Begins!

4/2/2011 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It was only a matter of time before a dog fight over the Rebecca Black phenomenon erupted -- Black and her mother are now accusing the company that produced the track of copyright infringement as well as using Black's image without permission.

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Black and her mother, Georgina Marquez Kelly, fired off a letter to Ark Music Factory claiming they hadn't turned over the masters of her recording, and were using her image all over the Internet without permission. The pair is also pissed that Ark allegedly claimed she was an exclusive artist of theirs ... this according to Rolling Stone.

The founder of Ark told the mag they plan on turning over the masters and are aware she's not an exclusive artist. But a lawyer for the company told RS, "The agreement was not court-approved ... They say they own the composition. Nothing could be further from the truth. If they go forward and license it or attempt to copyright it in their name, that would be copyright infringement and we'd act accordingly under the circumstances."

Who knew a crappy little song could cause so many problems?


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Trader Joe's Fan    

I'm so sick of this girl and her stupid little song. This girl craves to be "famous" and now that she's tasted a hint of stardom, her family complains about it. Go figure. That song isn't worth whatever money they're seeking for it!

1211 days ago
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Chia    

Make her go away. Please ban her from here. Paleazzzzz

1211 days ago
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MsA    

Doesn't surprise me. Even Vanessa Hugdens performed the "song" - on Nick Grimshaw's radio 1 show in UK on Friday.

1211 days ago
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Ron Paul    

Rebecca Black it would be best to avoid the music industry all together have fun with the music on a personal level the industry will just abuse you because it is mostly run by horrible and disgusting people. After people wake up to whats really going on then you can start selling music again until then avoid the industry at all cost!

1211 days ago
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DirtySouth    

Just review any signed do***ent or verbal agreement between the two parties and go from there.

1211 days ago
6.

mija    

The kid paid to have her song recorded so let her have it "Yeah!"

1211 days ago
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PRO US    

Greed over crap.

1211 days ago
8.

Brian Austin    

Does this greedy little C**T know that it is to help raise money for charity.

1211 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

This is the point at which she requires a manager and PR person because this is very negative press. It makes me think, "Rebecca Black is biting the hand that fed her." If it weren't for ARK she'd still be a nobody. And the rapper in her video is one of the owners of ARK and to be honest, he makes that video come together...I think he deserves royalties at the very least. I hope he lawyers up and lawyers up fast because Mommy Dearest is now involved. ***

1211 days ago
10.

Mark Proctor    

Don't forget who brought you to the dance and surround yourself with professionals... (as few as possible).

1211 days ago
11.

flora68    

Morons fighting over crap. Who cares?

1210 days ago
12.

will    

i agree with num 5

1210 days ago
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will    

i agree with num 10 also

1210 days ago
14.

Superman    

In more selfish, greedy famewhore news.......

1210 days ago
15.

UBETCHA    

I just want to DO her!

1210 days ago
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