Prince turns the tables on fans

After winning plaudits from audiences for opening up his music through free giveaways and reasonably-priced tickets, Prince now appears to have turned the tables on his fanbase by threatening legal action against fansites which post images and clips of the artist formerly known as ‘accessible’.

Prince argues that he owns the rights to these images, but angry fans dispute this, claiming that the copyright for their own photos and film footage rests with them. A spokesman for Prince Fans United (an unlikely Sunday League football team if ever there was one) said that none of the sites involved was run as a commercial venture, and claimed this was an “attack” on fans. We know Prince is protective of his image, but is this a step too far?

(Image: from Jimieye's flickr stream)

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