Prince threatens to sue Web sites

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In a move that could signal the beginning of a fight over “appropriation,” musician Prince has threatened to sue some Web sites for using his likeness without permission and without compensating him for that use.

LONDON (Reuters) – Fan sites dedicated to Prince say they have been served legal notice to remove all images of the singer, his lyrics and “anything linked to Prince’s likeness,” and have vowed to fight what they said was censorship.

The move was a shock to his followers and came two months after Prince threatened to sue YouTube and other major Internet sites for unauthorized use of his music.

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