Rebecca Black and her mother are suing Ark Music Factory, the company behind her viral sensation “Friday” claiming that the company is using Black’s image without her permission while engaging in copyright infringement.
According to Black’s mom, Georgina Marquez Kelly, the pair hadn’t turned over her daughter’s master recording to the company and according to Rolling Stone claims by Ark that Rebecca is an exclusive artist for the label are false.
According to Ark’s founder, they are aware Black is not an exclusive artist with them and they have agreed to turn over the masters of the recording. However a lawyer for Ark also revealed:
“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.”
The crappy song that could bring in millions (already hundreds of thousands) is turning into a rather large squabble, go figure!