Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Plaintiff, Formerly Known as Prince

Songster Prince is threatening to sue fans over their Internet use of his photos and other Prince-inspired material, which he alleges constitutes copyright infringement. Some of the biggest sites have decided to oppose his move by banding together in a group called "Prince Fans United", claiming that the legal action constitutes infringement of their freedom of speech. Read more here in a Guardian Unlimited story and here in a CBC story. Here's an earlier story about legal action threatened against posters of audio and video clips.

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