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Rebecca Black's 'Friday' video removed from YouTube again

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Rebecca Black's 'Friday' video has disappeared from YouTube again after briefly returning to the website.

A director's cut of 'Friday' was recently posted on Black's official YouTube account after the original promo was pulled from the video-sharing website on Thursday.

However, Black's video was quickly removed for the second time. Attempts to play the video resulted in the message: "This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been closed."

A representative previously explained that the original clip, which had more than 167 million views, was taken down due to a "dispute" with Ark Music.

"We can confirm that we submitted a Take Down Notice to YouTube as a result of the dispute we have with Ark Music regarding the 'Friday' video," they said.

The clip was also made available as a $2.99 (£1.85) YouTube rental earlier this week.

A YouTube spokesperson told TechCrunch yesterday: "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."

Black has previously expressed her hope that the single will not detract from her attempts to be taken seriously as an artist.

Watch the video to Katy Perry's 'Last Friday Night', which features Rebecca Black, below:

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