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Prince Sues Fans For $22 Million For Posting Links To Concert Videos

handcuffsLast week Prince continued his career long litigious streak with a new attack on some of his biggest fans. A lawsuit filed in San Francisco court seeks to punish fans who found linked to old concert videos of Prince concerts and posted them on Facebook and blogs.  The suit names 22 fans - 20 as yet unidentified - and asks for $1 million each or $22 million in damages.

lawsuitThe 21 page suit  targets mostly Prince fan sites with names like Purple House, Purple Kiss and Funky Experience Four for sharing bootleg recordings.  The lawsuit alleges that "constitute an interconnected network of bootleg distribution which is able to broadly disseminate unauthorised copies of Prince's musical compositions and live performances".

UPDATE: Prince Drops Lawsuit

On the unofficial Prince forum prince.org,  fans reacted negatively:

Another lawsuit once again....????? 

is this a joke, what a black day in Prince history.

Proven once again: Prince is an a*sehole. mad sad sad sad 

Another reason for me to quit the Prince world, his new music sucks anyway.

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