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Prince is lining a flotilla of lawyers to take on the Pirate Bay, in the latest stage of his crusade to stamp out web piracy of his stuff. The small big star sent his hard core fans reeling last week, when he fired "cease and desist" notices at unofficial fan sites and demanded "details of the means by which you propose to …

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Pirate

Entertaining Reading Ahoy!

Looks like there's going to be a new set of pages on the Pirate Bay Legal pages.

Hasn't Prince or his legal team read the other replies to Web Sherriff, when they've been used for the exact same role?

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Nice one

Im lookin forward to it appearing on the highly entertaining legal threats section of the pirate bay...

http://thepiratebay.org/legal

Now do I see Web Sherriff already in the hall of fame? pmsl

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Pirate

Further strengthening my opinion...

...that this guy is a twat...

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Prince's best defence against piracy...

Hmm. I would be tempted to start a massive Prince piracy operation, but I don't think it's morally justifiable to inflict his shitty music on more people. What a fool.

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Pirate

Purple rain or golden shower

It looks like the web is now the pension plan for the purple knob-head. Gives away CD then sets his hounds to sniff out anyone even considering downloading -- well, just about anything.

I'm waiting for the knock on the door when the men in suits demand my tins of Prince's sardines - "It's got his name in it, therefore he owns it!"

I pity the young royals when they get a letter for 'cease and desist' of the word 'Prince' in their title.

What if I dyed a dog purple and called it 'Prince'?

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Pirate

Prince of thieves

Any PR at this point in his career can only be a good thing, even if it's bad PR.

Can't wait to see TPB give him one up the rusty websherriff's badge, I mean c'mon, if he really wanted to succeed, he wouldn't have hired them?!?!

Why is there an apostrophe in wouldnot?

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Coat

Hmmm

/me gets coat and goes out to buy more popcorn.

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And they're still fans?

You'd think if someone started suing fansites that the fansites would shut down. Not because of any lame legal threats but because they'd stop being fans pretty sharpish.

Instead they keep going 'fanning' the guy suing them and continuing to promote him for free(?) in their own small way.

Mind you maybe this bizarre behaviour is some form of homage to the bizarreness of the purple one's own self.

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"prince" is a cock

that's all there is to it.

...and his music sucks.

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Pirate

Not a problem...

...for PirateBay to stop indexing or linking to or having anything to do with Prince. In fact, I reckon everyone should do the same, thus starving the whinging, midget, purple tosser of as much publicity and as many channels to market as possible.

He's a right little maladjusted arrogant copper nanotube if ever I saw one. Although if he stretches just that little bit further, he might be able to get his head all the way up his own bum - then we won't be able to hear anything he says anyway.

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Pirate

Im looking foward to the latest addition to the 'legal' page on the pirate bay :)

I have a good mind to download his crappy music just to piss him off...

but no.. its not worth the bandwidth..

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Further entertaining browsing

If anyone has half an hour to spare, a good sense of humour, and is definitely NOT at work I highly recommend browsing the entries this week's b3ta.com photoshopping challenge - www.b3ta.com/challenge/

I quote the challenge:

"Midget pop mentalist Prince is threatening to sue his fans for breach of copyright for using his image on fansites. So fire up Photoshop and give the odious little twerp something to complain about."

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Coat

Who's Dumber, the prince or his Sheriff.

The Prince has an excuse for his ignorance of Piratebay's legal defense (flame the Sheriff, and his Deputy), The Sheriff doesnt.

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Dam

Who's Prince ?

Seriously, who is it ?

Can't wait for the new web sheriff threat to TPB, gonna enjoy the read...

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Coat

Prince Fans United?

Shouldn't that be "The People Formerly Known As Prince Fans"?

Or indeed, "The People Formerly Known as The Artist formerly Known As The Artist Formerly Known As Prince But Now Once More As Prince Fans"?

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Pirate

The PirateBay is not located on any US maps

Good look with that!, MGM and FOX couldn't do it. If he is looking for another F*ck Wit projects, I have some magic beans for sale.

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Coat

You made an error in your grammar.

You referred to Prince's 'fan' in the plural form 'fans'. You only use the plural when there is more than one of anything.

Yep, coat please.

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This would only matter...

...if his music was any good.

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I understand the frustration...

... that must he must be suffering from since he even changed his name to a copyrighted symbol that can't be reproduced in any report / news article / fan site without Paisley Park's permission. LOL!

Once again this is a misguided effort. Pirate Bay only index bitTorrents. Anyone with even a small bit of technical knowledge knows this. They're not distributing copyrighted materials.

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Web Sheriff has sights on b3ta

The past 7 days image challenge on b3ta has been just one word, Prince.

http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/prince/

We've all been enjoying poking fun at the pint sized purple pop pillock, until today, when a slew of images hosted on photobucket.com were removed, and several other sites hosting images posted on b3ta.com were contacted by Web Sheriff, demanding the offending material be removed - http://www.b3ta.com/board/7782799 , http://www.b3ta.com/board/7783116 , http://www.b3ta.com/board/7783272

So it's not fun anymore, it's down right hilarious because Web Sheriff have now painted a big target on their back, too.

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