Prince suing supposed online bootleggers for $22 million, appearing on post-Super Bowl episode of ‘The New Girl’
Prince has long been known for not liking others to take what’s his — even if that means taking a photo of him or covering one of his songs. He’s just sued 22 Facebook users and Google Blogger account-holders for $1 million each, claiming they “engage in massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince’s material.” The Lawsuit names Dan Chodera, Karina Jindrova, and 20 other anonymous defendants. Reports SPIN:
Prince asks for a jury trial, which, though highly unlikely, would have to make for some fascinating courtroom drama. In addition to the $22 million total in damages, Prince wants the defendants permanently blocked from infringing on his copyrights. He also wants them to forfeit any money they may have made from his music — with interest — and to return any “unlawful materials” to their rightful Purple custody.
In other news, Prince is planning a series of London concerts which he’s announcing on February 3.
The day before that press conference, the usually camera-shy Prince will appear an episode of FOX sitcom The New Girl that will air directly after the Super Bowl (2/2). You can watch a trailer for that below.