When it comes to his music, Prince Rogers Nelson plays no games.
According to reports, the “Purple Rain” singer is suing 22 bloggers and Facebook users for bootlegging his live concerts. He wasn’t about to identity all of the defendants in the multimillion-dollar copyright lawsuit, but he’s still demanding they each pay $1 million in damages.
In the 21-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, the singer claims the defendants engaged “in massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince’s material.”
The lawsuit targets Dan Chodera, Karina Jindrova, and 20 anonymous defendants. Chodera and Jindrova allegedly operated a no-longer-online Facebook account that posted a bunch of bootleg Prince videos. The other defendants — “Does” 1 through 20 — are accused of similar infractions, such as pointing to a 1983 Chicago set from WorldofBootleg.blogspot.com.