Prince videos probably coming down soon, because that’s what he’d want
LOS ANGELES — In the days since Prince’s death at age 57, fan-shot performance videos from the music icon’s concerts have started popping up in droves on YouTube — something that never would’ve happened while he was alive.
Enjoy them while they last. It’s likely that most won’t stay up for long.
In life, Prince was so personally invested in protecting his copyrights that violators sometimes got him on the other end of a telephone call. In death — after a torrent of well-meaning but unauthorized uploads — mop-up is left to the anti-piracy firm he used, some built-in tools on YouTube, his estate and any other interested parties who may want to take up the torch. Read more…