It is with a heavy heart that I acknowledge this post by Perez Hilton (a/k/a "Evil Muffin") about Prince going after his fans for infringement. Yes, I was verklempt too. If we are to believe the following press release snippet from Prince Fans United (P.F.U.! Ha!), Prince doesn't understand the point and purpose of fansites. He doesn't understand "fair use" and that fans are, well, FANS!
Prince's representatives have requested that the fansites provide them with "substantive details of the means by which you [the fansites] propose to compensate our clients [Paisley Park Enterprises, NPG Records and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)] for damages..."
The owners of the three largest fansites supporting Prince: www.housequake.com, www.princefams.com and www.prince.org have come together to fight back to what amounts to an injustice to the fansites and the very fans who have supported Prince's career, many since the very beginning nearly thirty years ago.
Part of me is hoping this isn't true. The other part is more like "And? Do what Prince says! If he tells you to go purify your be-hind in the waters of Lake Minnetonka or hump an eggplant then that's what you do! Don't question His Purpleness!"
Prince Hates His Fans! [Perez]