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Prince Called to Outlaw Remakes

Prince Called to Outlaw Remakes

Added: Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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Prince recently claimed that copyright legislation should be reformed in order to prevent other musicians from performing remakes of his hit songs.


Prince is the same musician that declared in 2010 that the Internet is out-of-date. Today he is also saying that copyright legislation should be amended to prohibit other artists to do cover versions of Prince’s hit songs. During a recent interview with late night host George Lopez, the artist confessed that his problem is when the music industry covers the songs. Currently there is a so-called compulsory licensing law in effect, which lets musicians through the record companies to take someone else’s music without permission. Meanwhile, other forms of creating content, like books or movies are not covered with the legislation, so there’s just one version of “Law & Order”, but several versions of “Purple Rain”.

Actually, for Prince it is quite a weird position to take, particularly taking into account the fact that he himself created a cover version of Radiohead’s “Creep” during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival several years ago. It would probably seem even stranger when considering that he later required YouTube to take down video footage of the performance in question.

At the moment stunned Thom Yorke couldn’t believe that Prince had enough courage to block the song of his band. After being told the news, he recommended someone to tell Prince to unblock the video and inform him that the song belonged to Thom Yorke.

At the same time, Prince made a remake of the Foo Fighters’ “Best of You” during the Super Bowl Half-Time Show four years ago, but reprimanded Foo Fighters for doing a cover of his “Darling Nikki” in respond. As soon as the cover was released on the Australian version of Foo Fighters’ “Have It All” single, Prince said in the interview that “they should better compose their own tunes”.

Apart from his apparent long-lasting hatred for cover musicians, Prince also showed dislike to the Internet. Less than a year ago he claimed that the Internet was “completely over”, which meant to be enough for explaining his refusal to introduce the digital versions of his new “20Ten” album on the Internet. Still, it’s unclear why he did that, because his fans took matters into their hands anyway, having uploaded illegal copies of the album to BitTorrent trackers like Swedish The Pirate Bay.

April 30th,2011

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Date:  Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2011-04-30 14:04:28)
menahunie avatarPrince is a purple weird freak and only wants no one else do what he does.
Just think what ol weird Al has done to his songs? LMFAO...

posted by (2011-04-30 16:10:22)
TrojanMouse avatarSo he's not just a control freak, he's a weird out of touch with reality one?

Thanks SaM.

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2011-04-30 20:56:22)
fusseltier avatarthe musiv and movie industry would not have so many things ro release if remakes were not allowed.
every 20 years it seems most songs are remade, and there is such a lack of talent and imagination to create new movies they remake most of them too, or copy them from european lower budget movies then make them larger and with famous actors... example, true lies was a french movie out way before arnie remade it.

posted by (2011-05-02 06:23:45)
No avatarI think the only out of touch one here is Prince.

I remember when I was a kid, I always used to mix him and Michael Jackson up.

Maybe he's just a cover version of MJ. ;P

posted by Blocked (2011-05-02 09:06:22)
menahunie avatarI am very sure da boyz in da cell block were waka waka when he came out with that stupid naked album cover like da pic in da article....

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