prince sues fans for concert bootlegs


The purple one has filed a lawsuit against 22 people for apparently making available bootlegged recordings of his concerts on the internet. 

A $1 million dollar suite has been launched against each of the offenders, who are predominantly made up of hardcore Prince fans running tribute sites to their hero. Prince has long been known as a staunch defender of his copyright, anyone who’s tried to view one of the musician’s songs on youtube will know just how locked down his material is. 

Critics of the artist’s action claim Prince is going after the wrong targets – ignoring the large, money-making bootleg cd factories across South East Asia and instead focusing his ire on individual fans. 

Interested parties will be watching closely for the results of these suits – if Prince is successful the action could form a precedent for musicians suing individuals for illegal sharing of material.