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Prince Estate Suing Okie Man

June 6, 2018

Prince’s estate is suing a man in Yukon, Oklahoma for alleged copyright infringement.

The lawsuit says Phil Shadid is distributing Vanity 6 videos on the music distributor TuneCore without permission. The lawsuit says Prince put Vanity 6 together and wrote the music for their 1982 self-titled album. It says TuneCore complied with the estate’s request to remove the videos until Shadid contested that.

The lawsuit says TuneCore will repost the videos unless a court orders it not to do so. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. Shadid could not be reached for comment.