Prince Drops $22M Bootlegging Suit Against Bloggers

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 3:43 PM EST) -- Pop music legend Prince on Tuesday dismissed the copyright infringement suit he filed two weeks ago in California federal court seeking $1 million in damages from each of 22 bloggers and Facebook users he claimed directed others to bootlegged recordings of his shows.

The artist filed a motion to voluntarily dismiss the action, which had enraged some of his dedicated listeners because it took aim at apparent fan sites, without explanation. But the motion stressed that the suit was being dropped without prejudice, leaving open the...
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