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Prince files copyright complaint with Twitter over Vine videos

Prince files copyright complaint with Twitter over Vine videos

Prince is at it again. The Purple One, notorious for seeking legal action against unapproved recording devices and cameras, has filed yet another complaint for bootlegged material surfacing on the internet.

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This time, Twitter's new video application Vine faces the brunt of Prince's wrath after eight videos emerged that allegedly had unofficial Prince-related material on them.

The Vine platform, which hosts continuous loops of six-second videos, contained what the NPG Records representative said were "unauthorized recordings" and "unauthorized synchronizations." The record label's full Digital Millenium Copyright Act complaint can be read here.

While Twitter has not publicly responded to the NPG Records' DMCA complaint filed on March 22, the videos listed on the complaint have been scrubbed.

Considering that Prince has a way with shutting down pretty much anything that borrows his image, music, or other material, it's no surprise that he went after the Vine. With Prince recently being ever-present in the media, we have a feeling a few more of these complaints will pop up over time.


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