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.