Jan. 28 --Prince's copyrights were infringed when bootleg recordings of his concerts were posted to the Internet without his permission, according to a complaint filed by the musician in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Jan. 16. (Nelson v. Chodera, N.D. Cal., 3:14-cv-00273, complaint filed 1/16/14). Prince sued 22 defendants for direct copyright infringement, unauthorized fixation, contributory copyright infringement and bootlegging for posting concert audio and video files on Facebook and Google's Blogger platform.
According to the complaint, Prince identified 363 separate infringing links to file sharing services containing recordings of live performances. Prince alleged that each defendant is responsible for “up to thousands of separate acts of infringement and bootlegging,” and sued each one for $1 million. 20 defendants were either unidentified or identified only by their online handles; the other two defendants, Dan Chodera and Karina Jindrova, were identified as foreign nationals.
Prince was represented by Rhonda R. Trotter of Kaye Scholer LLP, Los Angeles.
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