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The Artist Formerly Known as Litigious

Prince
“A copyright violation? Let’s Go Crazy!”

You probably know knew Prince, and likely enjoyed his music (although he did have his detractors based on sexism and being a bit vulgar), but lawyers will always have a special place in their hearts for the guy. Turns out Prince never met a copyright claim he did not want to make, a use of his music by others he did not want to suppress, and his lawyers were the richer for it.

No one will dispute that his was an honestly-held belief, but he apparently thought that anyone else using his music or image in any way, shape, or form needed to stop. Continue reading