Prince has been sucked in by publicity hungry company Web Sheriff , giving them an opportunity to crow about themselves like they did a few months ago. Anyway the Sheriff announces that Prince is going to sue YouTube, eBay and Pirate Bay plus possibly others. I don’t suppose the Pirate Bay suit will get very far but may add weight to any industry activities in that direction.
Some of the press have suggested it is a shame that an artist who was so ahead of the game (NPG Shop and Club etc) with digital would resort to suing, but I think that misses the point that his work is being exploited on a huge scale against his wishes and any campaign for control of and remuneration for use of copyrighted works could do with a high profile artist in there.
Despite the publicity this will gain it’s a shame to spend his earnings from extended touring on lawyers!