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Prince Sued Norway Label Over Copyrights Infringements

June 27, 2008 09:31:04 GMT

The veteran singer has just filed a lawsuit to a local Norwegian record company after they released a cover album of his songs without permission.


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Veteran singer, Prince caught himself in another legal battle as this time he decided to sue a Norwegian record company, C+C Records over copyrights infringements. The 50-year-old singer was upset because the company released a 5-CD cover album of his songs titled "Shockadelica: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to the Artist Known as Prince" without asking an approval first.

The company did actually send Prince a copy of the record but it was after they dropped about 5,000 copies to the market. Knowing that his songs have been illegally used, the singer asked that the cover album is pulled out of the market and all copies of it to be destroyed.

Until this date, reportedly the cover set is still available for sampling via the record company's website. The cover album itself received a good response in Norway as it managed to enter the #8 position on the local chart.

Meanwhile, its not the first time that Prince has some problems with copyrights as recently he also ordered YouTube to remove footage of his performance while covering Radiohead's song "Creep" at Coachella Music Festival. The funny thing, the band reacted to the singer's action by saying, "Well, tell him to unblock it. It's our ... song."

© AceShowbiz.com




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