Prince is suing his Facebook fans. Seriously.

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Prince has filed a lawsuit against a group of online fans who have posted unauthorized Prince concert videos from the ’80s and beyond on Facebook and other boards.

As Consequence of Sound and The Guardian report, Prince’s court claim targets “22 internet users” for $1 million each. The people he’s suing consist of people who run the Facebook pages and other websites, which have been accused of “massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince’s material” that amount to “up to thousands of separate acts of infringement and bootlegging.”

The plaintiff formerly known as Prince also alleges that the defendants — 2 of whom are named, with the rest remaining anonymous – ”constitute an interconnected network of bootleg distribution which is able to broadly disseminate unauthorised copies of Prince’s musical compositions and live performances”

Wonder if a lawsuit like this will actually hold up in court?

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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January 28th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Prince seriously needs to simmer his purple self down!

January 28th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Oh wow, watch out!

January 28th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

In other words lawsuits, not music, are the main means of income after you lose your skills.

January 28th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

It was footage from a concert…. It’s not like they were downloading songs that would have caused him to lose revenue. I remember when he got into it with Radiohead… At least they put him in his place. He takes himself way too seriously.

January 28th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

He’s so ridiculous with his hatred of the internet

January 28th, 2014 at 10:18 pm

One of the greatest musicians ever, one of the biggest ___holes. =)
















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