Prince Sues Fans For Linking to Concert Videos on Facebook

Note to any Prince fans out there: If you’re planning on sharing a link of a concert video you watched online with some friends on Facebook, you may want to reconsider. The copyright-obsessed artist is engaged in a $22 million lawsuit against an “interconnected network of bootleg distribution.” But as The Guardian points out, this “network” isn’t made up of shady pirating sites; they’re mostly fan blogs and Facebook pages that link to downloads of concert footage from decades ago. What do Prince fans get in appreciation for sharing the live energy of their hero online? They each get a $1 million lawsuit. Prince, who once quit the Internet because computers “fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you” (we’re not sure he knows how computers work), has a long (and relatively unsuccessful) history of attempting to sue pretty much the entire Internet, so it’s unclear how much his former fans will actually be on the hook for …

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