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Prince sends takedown notices to fan sites

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Nov 2007 18:37 User comments (22)

Prince sends takedown notices to fan sites The famous pop musician Prince has continued his crusade against online content by sending legal notices to fan sites demanding that "anything linked to the likeness of" of the artist, including music, lyrics and images, be removed immediately.
Three of the affected sites, housequake.com, prince.org, and princefans.com, have formed a union called "Prince Fans United" in an effort to fight back what they call violations of free speech laws.

This latest news follows the events that occured over the summer when the pop star had all content that contained his name removed from YouTube.

Unfortunately for Prince though, his crusade to remove all content from YouTube has landed him in a lawsuit brought forth by the EFF and the uploader of a video that was removed. The video, a 30 second clip of the uploader's baby daughter dancing to Prince's song "Let's Go Crazy" was taken down and the the uploader and EFF believe "the removal infringed upon her fair use and free speech rights."

Should be interesting to see what happens after this latest attempt by Prince to censor the internet.

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22 user comments

18.11.2007 16:36
goodswipe
Inactive

So that's what Prince does in his free time when he's not putting on makeup...

28.11.2007 17:26
morguex
Inactive

Whats wrong prince, Not rich enough already?
God these artists (i use the term loosely) make me wanna puke.
He has more than enough money now, why does he care if a few sites use him name and a snipet of one of his not so good songs.
They have more money than god and they still want more.

38.11.2007 18:08

I guess his yes men changed his mind on how things should be done.....that or he was always a prick.....well...more so than....oh never mind...
LOL

48.11.2007 18:44

It was better for an idiot like Prince to sit back and let people like me just think that he was a piece of s#!t than to pull a stunt like this and prove to me and the rest of the world that he truly is a piece of s#!t . . .

58.11.2007 19:48

prince who ?? "goes n googles" ahhhh ok a has been,as for what was highlighted in topic starters post re: dancing to a song,how freak'n lame to take it down

68.11.2007 21:03

hasbeen doesnt even begin to describe it.just more evidence that the creative juices have stopped flowing and he has moved to other "creative outlets".

79.11.2007 0:29

Quote:
They have more money than god and they still want more.
Agree, I understadn that you want $ for your work but i work my ass off & lve in a condo with my wife & a baby , 1 room 640 sq feet, & i know 15-20 for a cd isnt much but when they can have 5 homes that are 5000 sq feet or more each & 10 cars i dotn feel too bad! But then i guess steelign is steeling, but this what prince is doign is cheap BS! If noone is talkign shit about him i dotn get it?!

89.11.2007 8:13

Somebody needs to tell Freakboy(Prince) to fall back. Even though i do like his future baby momma song. I will be playing his song when my new lady friend comes to visit:P

99.11.2007 11:20

This jerk just wants to be in the lights and get some free publicity because no one cares about him anymore.

109.11.2007 11:50

What the heck? Does he have a small team of people monitoring the web for images/lyrics/snippets of his songs/or his likeness in general --just so he can throw a little spoiled hissy fit? He's a (former) celebrity...it's gonna happen.

He needs to get over himself.



119.11.2007 13:02

I do not think this is about money for him I really don't. I think its because he is a paranoid freak always has been. Can you take a man for real when he names himself "The artist formally known as Prince" and then that symbol? Answer No. He's rich and nothing to do. But then agian it could be bc of money. Does he have lawyers who workd for the RIAA? BC any good lawyer would see this is all fair use

129.11.2007 14:42

Originally posted by 7thsinger:
What the heck? Does he have a small team of people monitoring the web for images/lyrics/snippets of his songs/or his likeness in general --just so he can throw a little spoiled hissy fit? He's a (former) celebrity...it's gonna happen.

He needs to get over himself.
The answer is YES, a small group in England does this for him.

Zippy, He has always been a little bis#xual pr*ck, I know someone who knows him personally, or did.

Unfortunately too many people still like his crappy music and support the sick b@sturd.
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139.11.2007 19:53

So the artist formerly known as a symbol is crying like a baby again!! Here's an idea: have everyone here mail him some diapers, baby powder, a bib and a pacifier. Since he's acting like a baby lets treat him like one!

1410.11.2007 17:50

So let me get this straight. prince has legitemate fans... ok
they're dedicated enough to make fan sites... ok

he's sending takedown notices to the few people who enjoy his music?
Good ----ing plan.
idiot

1511.11.2007 7:10
frankacne
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I think the fan sites should now be taken down, after all there are three mentioned, so that must be one fan at each site.

1612.11.2007 21:44
gfactor13
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im all for fair use and such, and for jailing those people stupid enough to rip-off some one else's work to make money. I think its B.S. that you cant show appreciation for an artist you might happen to enjoy, with out them getting all up in a hissy-fit over using their music to show a happy moment in a baby's life.

1712.11.2007 22:12

Originally posted by frankacne:
I think the fan sites should now be taken down, after all there are three mentioned, so that must be one fan at each site.
Or maybe just one fan with a split personality . . .

1813.11.2007 7:08
agwild99
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Originally posted by c1c:
This jerk just wants to be in the lights and get some free publicity because no one cares about him anymore.
AMEN!

1915.11.2007 20:34

Demanding that the fans remove the fan sites is a sure fire way to re kindle the flame of his career. I do not believe that I have ever heard a more brilliant plan to ensure future longevity....

2015.11.2007 21:02
varnull
Inactive

He's an artist???? That's news to me.. I always thought they were on about somebodys dog!!
Looks like all them hard drugs through the 90's saved me from something really serious.. He made something that could be loosely put as "music"??

google {purple rain} colloq:: Porphyria


Although uncommon, porphyria is quite well known because it's thought to have been the cause of the 'madness' of George III. However, this is a distorted picture of a condition that rarely causes extreme illness.
(sometimes turns urine blue/purple hence the slang term)

I think he's just a turd (doesn't he look like Mr Hanky kids?) after all the limelight he can get before his last few sad and lonely remaining fans give up and get lives...

I think we should give him a new name... "The Poison Smurf, the artist formally known as the artist formally known as"

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2127.11.2007 15:15

This is getting out of hand. I do feel that fan sites need to be there this way it help the artist grow. Prince is shooting himself in the foot.

2227.6.2008 21:07

ain't he a "work" ??? Our boy from Wayzetta, Min....the whorehouse's prodigy and now he is better than anyone else....you know what I mean Prince? You were standing outside the whorehouse in Mnpls and wanting to be somebody....now that you think you are...you are a Prick beyond what you thought was a prick, 30 years ago...you washed up little bastard.....anyway....good luck, prick and God Bless....jp
Say hell-o to your former girlfriend from Ga that you kept at your house for a few weeks, 20 years ago till she found out the real Prince....what a joke

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