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This Makes Great Business Sense to Us: Prince Threatens to Sue his Fans

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File this under: Biting the hand that feeds you.

His royal purpleness, Prince and his record label, have made the rather genius move of threatening to sue his own fans for the use of pictures of Prince, his lyrics and "anything linked to Prince's likeness." (That included fans' photographs of Prince-inspired tattoos and license plates.) Now we can understand if an artist is a bit miffed at sites for pirating and stealing music for profit, but these are fan sites.

Note to Prince, just in case you are reading this, here's a little primer: Fan sites are visited by people who like your music, will buy both your good music and your crap and will pay for the good seats at your concerts, which we know ain't cheap. These are the people who fatten your wallet and decorate your purple palace in Minneapolis.