Prince's Estate Sues Alleged European Piracy Network

September 05, 2018 12:07 PM

The video above is from an April 20, 2017, report regarding another legal battle over Prince's music. 


Prince's estate is suing what it says it a European piracy network that is selling his music around the world, including his final concert.

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The lawsuit filed in federal court in Minnesota last week alleges that defendants in France, Belgium and the Netherlands are selling unreleased studio recordings and bootlegged recordings of his live performances without permission.

RELATED: Legal Experts Predict Copyright Fight Over Unpublished Prince Songs

The Star Tribune reports that the music includes the concert Prince gave in Atlanta a week before he died in 2016 of an accidental fentanyl overdose. The defendants didn't immediately reply to the newspaper's messages seeking comment. Court records don't list attorneys for them.

 

RELATED: Paisley Park, Prince Estate File Lawsuit Against Sound Engineer Holding Unpublished Tracks

The lawsuit seeks $2 million for each trademark violation.

Mike Sherrill, a Minneapolis copyright attorney not involved in the case, says chances of collecting are slim.

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