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, PrinceÃ¢â¬â¢s court claim targets Ã¢â¬Å22 internet usersÃ¢â¬Â for $1 million each. The people heÃ¢â¬â¢s suing consist of people who run the Facebook pages and other websites, which have been accused of Ã¢â¬Åmassive infringement and bootlegging of PrinceÃ¢â¬â¢s materialÃ¢â¬Â that amount to Ã¢â¬Åup to thousands of separate acts of infringement and bootlegging.Ã¢â¬Â
The plaintiff formerly known as Prince also alleges that the defendants Ã¢â¬â 2 of whom are named, with the rest remaining anonymous Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Âconstitute an interconnected network of bootleg distribution which is able to broadly disseminate unauthorised copies of PrinceÃ¢â¬â¢s musical compositions and live performancesÃ¢â¬Â
Wonder if a lawsuit like this will actually hold up in court?