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Thread started 02/05/14 8:03am

Mindbells9

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So since Prince says that it's ok to share bootlegs...

... as long as they aren't sold, can we count that as him officially giving permission to the "elite" trading circles to share uncirculating outtakes like Cosmic Day, Stimulation, Everybody Want What They Don't Got,etc,etc,etc??? I know I know, wishful thinking...but a man can dream, right? lol

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Reply #1 posted 02/05/14 8:06am

trax

Thats what he said in his press conference. Sharing is "cool" but selling is the problem. We heard it from the horses mouth. Great news indeed!!

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Reply #2 posted 02/05/14 9:23am

jon1967

what what what ???? share , yahhhhoooooo

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Reply #3 posted 02/05/14 9:33am

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trax said:

Thats what he said in his press conference. Sharing is "cool" but selling is the problem. We heard it from the horses mouth. Great news indeed!!

None of the sites named (and not named) in the suit that I frequented offered ANYTHING for sale. It was all free sharing. In fact, the only place I see any Prince bootlegs for sale is in my email inbox. Some guy has been sending an e-catalog to me semi-regularly for at least a decade.


So, either he's full of shit and is attempting to backpedal a bit, or his lawyers/people didn't make him fully aware of what was really going on at those sites.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #4 posted 02/05/14 10:11am

bashraka

I call bullshit. Prince is from the old school. This coming from a guy that once said "The Internet Is Over", Prince saying sharing is cool, can't mean filesharing, because why else would he have sued 22 people who hosted links to his live bootlegs? For all we know, Prince considers "sharing" trading CDs of his music with other people offline. Prince was trolling.

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Reply #5 posted 02/05/14 10:48am

Stymie

SchlomoThaHomo said:

trax said:

Thats what he said in his press conference. Sharing is "cool" but selling is the problem. We heard it from the horses mouth. Great news indeed!!

None of the sites named (and not named) in the suit that I frequented offered ANYTHING for sale. It was all free sharing. In fact, the only place I see any Prince bootlegs for sale is in my email inbox. Some guy has been sending an e-catalog to me semi-regularly for at least a decade.


So, either he's full of shit and is attempting to backpedal a bit, or his lawyers/people didn't make him fully aware of what was really going on at those sites.

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Reply #6 posted 02/05/14 11:37am

nursev

Say what... lol
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Reply #7 posted 02/05/14 12:20pm

Byron

Does this mean we can start posting youtube videos? lol

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Reply #8 posted 02/05/14 1:21pm

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Byron said:

Does this mean we can start posting youtube videos? lol



No, because someone other than Prince makes advertising revenue from the traffic to those sites.
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Reply #9 posted 02/05/14 2:06pm

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Byron said:

Does this mean we can start posting youtube videos? lol



Nope.

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Reply #10 posted 02/05/14 2:31pm

Byron

steakfinger said:

Byron said:

Does this mean we can start posting youtube videos? lol

No, because someone other than Prince makes advertising revenue from the traffic to those sites.

So does the bootlegger that sold me the bootleg I'm sharing for free with other fans wink...

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Reply #11 posted 02/05/14 2:54pm

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Prince - Prince: Fans sharing music is cool

by Bang Showbiz | 05 February 2014


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Reply #12 posted 02/05/14 2:57pm

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http://prince.org/msg/7/344082

Owners of the songs in the thread in the above link, Prince gives you his blessing to share them, just don't sell them! lol

[Edited 2/5/14 14:58pm]

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Reply #13 posted 02/05/14 5:10pm

TrevorAyer

hey maybe the guy is listening and learning and trying ... could happen .. maybe .. ????

sounds like he is verbally trying to change his stance on a few things lately ..

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Reply #14 posted 02/05/14 6:30pm

dbpdexter

Mindbells9 said:

... as long as they aren't sold, can we count that as him officially giving permission to the "elite" trading circles to share uncirculating outtakes like Cosmic Day, Stimulation, Everybody Want What They Don't Got,etc,etc,etc??? I know I know, wishful thinking...but a man can dream, right? lol

WHAT eek eek When did he say that,when did that happen and why was he suing people for sharing boots for free?

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Reply #15 posted 02/05/14 8:33pm

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Prince - Prince: Fans sharing music is cool




by Bang Showbiz | 05 February 2014












Aww...how sweet wink
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Reply #16 posted 02/05/14 8:34pm

nursev

it's his way of telling us he's sorry wink
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Reply #17 posted 02/05/14 10:55pm

Javi

If this is true, it's a great disappointment for me. I think Prince has changed his position in view of the bad publicity his actions gave him in some circles, including some fans. I think it's a shame.

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On the other hand, I wish some orgers stopped pretending to represent all fans. Fans have different opinions , they are not a mass of gregarious people with a uniformized mind. So, for example, not really, this is not the way of telling "us" he is sorry. Who are "us"? I'm not included in any "us", least of all in the "us" of fans who approve distributing music ilegally. Please be strong enough to have an independent mind and don't project your opinions into all fans.

[Edited 2/6/14 1:22am]

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Reply #18 posted 02/05/14 11:17pm

dualboot

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I see a 'I'm misqouted or misunderstood' press release lurking around the corner.

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Reply #19 posted 02/06/14 7:35am

jon1967

great share with me prince

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Reply #20 posted 02/06/14 9:04am

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dualboot said:

I see a 'I'm misqouted or misunderstood' press release lurking around the corner.



Hush shhh don't jinx it. lol

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Reply #21 posted 02/06/14 9:12am

luvsexy4all

people have no memory in here ...he said this years ago also

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Reply #22 posted 02/06/14 9:43am

Stymie

luvsexy4all said:

people have no memory in here ...he said this years ago also

Then why would he sue those 22 people who were sharing and not selling?

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Reply #23 posted 02/06/14 10:36am

jon1967

bla bla bla and bla bla bla .. ya free press

[Edited 2/6/14 18:42pm]

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Reply #24 posted 02/06/14 11:08am

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Stymie said:

luvsexy4all said:

people have no memory in here ...he said this years ago also

Then why would he sue those 22 people who were sharing and not selling?

I believe that was mainly a move on Prince's behalf to get some free publicity in relation to his new 3rd Eye Girl project! As well as some kind of 'warning' to bootleg sharers that possibly Prince will sue you for a million US dollars. He killed two birds in one stone there IMO.

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Reply #25 posted 02/07/14 3:53am

S3V3N

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I believe that was mainly a move on Prince's behalf to get some free publicity in relation to his new 3rd Eye Girl project! As well as some kind of 'warning' to bootleg sharers that possibly Prince will sue you for a million US dollars. He killed two birds in one stone there IMO.



This. Believe it when he opens the vault as website for free/sharing. He needs to distance himself, and play good cop, too. P is good with sharing but his attorneys are "just doing their job!".
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Reply #26 posted 02/07/14 5:10am

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Stymie said:

luvsexy4all said:

people have no memory in here ...he said this years ago also

Then why would he sue those 22 people who were sharing and not selling?

they weren't sued, he withdrew the lawsuite

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Reply #27 posted 02/07/14 5:11am

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bashraka said:

I call bullshit. Prince is from the old school. This coming from a guy that once said "The Internet Is Over", Prince saying sharing is cool, can't mean filesharing, because why else would he have sued 22 people who hosted links to his live bootlegs? For all we know, Prince considers "sharing" trading CDs of his music with other people offline. Prince was trolling.

If he doesn't technically 'own' them how can he sue?

And he withdrew the lawsuite

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Reply #28 posted 02/07/14 5:28am

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If I remember right from one of my classes in the Audio Recording program,

the sharing part is "while in the comfort of your home". You can play the music

at home while friends or family are there. You just really shouldn't/can't record

that en masse and distribute it whether free or sold. It's been a few years since

I've had that class so it's a bit fuzzy around the edges for me.

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Reply #29 posted 02/07/14 5:38am

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Mindbells9 said:

... as long as they aren't sold, can we count that as him officially giving permission to the "elite" trading circles to share uncirculating outtakes like Cosmic Day, Stimulation, Everybody Want What They Don't Got,etc,etc,etc??? I know I know, wishful thinking...but a man can dream, right? lol

you know as well as I that Prince's statement has no bearing on whether or not tracks such as these get shared. If they do start circulating, then the original owners can't be superior any more, so it seems unlikely.

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