Prince Sues 22 Fans for Copyright Infringement


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The litigious star is unhappy that bootlegged version of his live performances were made available for free download.

Prince made a shocking move by suing his die hard fans. The "Purple Rain" singer has taken a $22 million legal action against 22 people who posted bootleg version of his live performances on Facebook and blogs.

Prince, notorious for being litigious, is asking each of the 22 fans a million each. The court documents, which were filed earlier this month, said, "The defendants in this case engage in massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince's material." One fan on a major Prince fan forum wrote, "Doing things like this is making him lose more and more fans,"

The legal documents listed only two fans by name and wrote others based on the blogs such as PurpeHouse2 and PurpleKissTwo. Some of the blogs provided links to file-sharing services in which his live performances could be downloaded for free.

Many fans complained that the action taken by Prince is unfair because the material has not been made available commercially.

© AceShowbiz.com


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