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Prince Is No Longer Suing Bloggers For $22 Million


If there’s one group of people on Prince‘s shit list, it’s bloggers – 22 of them to be exact. Earlier this month, he filed a $22 million lawsuit against them for apparently illegally publishing his music online. We’re not talking early leaks or anything, but rather it was bootlegs from live concerts that got his panties in a twist.

Somehow, over the past couple of weeks, Prince has changed his tune and has dropped his lawsuit – though he can refile at any time.

From TMZ:

Prince has only filed the original lawsuit less than 2 weeks ago … going after 22  anonymous bloggers (for $1 mil-a-piece) who posted concert footage on Facebook and other websites without Prince’s permission.

But after news of the lawsuit went public … it only took a few days before Prince decided to end his crusade on the bootleggers.

TMZ has obtained legal documents filed in federal court in California to dismiss his lawsuit … but it’s without prejudice, which means he could refile the suit if he feels like it.

Listen, unless the quality of the footage was something you’d find on an officially released DVD, Prince needs to take a fucking seat. Bootlegging is a pastime of stans dating back decades, bro, and no one else is filing lawsuits about it. You should be grateful that people like your shows enough to want to have a memory of them/be able to listen to them again any time they want. Where’s the harm?

At least he seems to have realised there is no harm, for now…

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