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Is Prince Being Fair to His Fans?

Prince has done his share of ludicrous things in his lifetime, and admittedly, the news that he's gearing up to sue his fan sites doesn't even compete with when he changed his name to a symbol or painted his house purple. But it's still pretty crazy: Prince and his lawyers are demanding that his major fan sites remove all photographs, images, lyrics, and album covers, saying the sites are violating copyright law.

On the one hand, I can understand a famous person wanting to protect how his image is used. On the other hand, going after the fans who support him most might not be the best PR strategy. What do you think?


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asims asims 9 years
He's a jack*ss!! Did you see where he was sueing a family b/c his song was playing in the background of their home video of their kids dancing!! source:
nicachica nicachica 9 years
oh Prince, i love you so much i made you my avatar but i'm going to have to change that now that you're acting like a douche! sigh...what a shame...:(
terrywagner123 terrywagner123 9 years
Such a talented performer, but, seems like he's going the way of Michael Jackson, waaay over the top. Does that much talent come with so high aprice tag?
brightfuture brightfuture 9 years
im here now
femmefatale femmefatale 9 years
I am on the fence. I remember him being on Arsenio Hall back in the day when he had slave written on his face. He was really serious about them making money of not only the music but his likeness. These are his fans though so ...
bugn bugn 9 years
I am so OVER him! Ugh! He is so full of himself.
motherof3 motherof3 9 years
I love Prince, so I'm not going to say anything bad about him. Even if he is acting like a diva.
htfontenot0224 htfontenot0224 9 years
He's a very talented artist, but I think he is being to total DIVA!!!!!
demeter demeter 9 years
What a jerk.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
yeah BOO Prince! That's so wrong!
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
That's really crappy. :raspberry: Boo Prince!!
ColleenS ColleenS 9 years
He needs to get over himself. Who does he think buys his CDs?
alexlove alexlove 9 years
I own a fan site and a lot of work goes into it, for NO profit whatsoever! The fact that he is suing his fans for promoting him is infuriating to me. He doesn't deserve to have any fans.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
Ooh, I wonder if he'll see this and sue me for slander. :oy:
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
He's so talented, but he thinks he's fucking Caligula. I hate him.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
um, probably the most ridiculous think ever. get over yourself, Princess.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
His Last tour he announced that he would no longer be performing ANY of his older stuff, so anyone going to his tours from now on should know that its all his new material, and no little red corvettes. I still love him thought. When George Harrison died, and they did a tribute concert, He came out on stage and did "while my guitar gently weeps" and blew everyone away....its on you tube
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
He changed his name so he could get out of his contact and own his own music, which is not so crazy. And hey, purple house for purple rain! But suing your fan sites isn't cool. These are the people who buy those overpriced tickets and merchandise!
marcella marcella 9 years
i love me some prince... raspberry beret, anyone? i don't think he gives a shite. maybe these fan sites are generating revenue on his image. you never know.
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
He shut down his offical fan club, which I was a member of. I can't imagine why he wants to go after his fans. We're just out there to support him. He is a musician of great talent, but he has a major ego.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
I love me some Prince but he is being a little bitch :oy:
juju4 juju4 9 years
I have always thought he was pretty talented, but this seems severe. I guess I would have to see the sites to make a fair judgement, but so far I am leaning with the fans. Think of all the fan sites that are out there...can you imagine if all the musicians and actors that had them turned around and sued?
steen steen 9 years
Wowwww. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you!
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
I think prince is a @#$% -- He should be lucky he even HAS fans !!
jenintx jenintx 9 years
haha. it's 100 percent no right now. what a douchebag move!
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