April 4, 2011 8:31
Rebecca Black considering legal action against 'Friday' producers
Singer's lawyer accuses Ark Music of exploiting the success of the song
Black and her mother Georgina Marquez Kelly are pointing the finger at Ark Music Factory, the company the song was produced through. They are considering suing for copyright infringement and unlawful exploitation of publicity rights, reports Rolling Stone.
In a letter written by their attorney Brian Schall, Black and Kelly alleged that Ark had failed to provide them with the master copies of the recordings and created and sold an unauthorised ringtone of 'Friday'.
Ark chiefs have denied any wrongdoing and say they’ve straightened everything out with Black and her mother.
Ark founder Patrice Wilson said: "I have met with Rebecca Black's mom and everything is fine. She will get the masters and the song. They can have it all."
He added that Black has since signed a new record deal with another company.
Estimates of how much Black will earn from 'Friday' range from £20,000 to over £100,000. The song's video has been viewed on YouTube over 81 million times so far.
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