Prince Doesn’t Want His Performances On Twitter’s Vine Platform


Prince and Vine Copyright

Musical artist Prince doesn’t want his live performances to end up as snippets on Twitter’s Vine platform. The social network has removed eight Vine videos in the last several weeks after the artists’ record label sent DMCA notices to the social video network.

The notice was discovered and posted on the Chilling Effects website last week. The notice describes the Prince Vine’s as “unauthorized recordings” and “unauthorized synchronizations.”

NPG Records has asked that Twitter remove all Prince featured Vines in the future.

Twitter tells CNET that it “doesn’t comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons.”

Twitter is directing inquiries to the following passage from the Vine copyright policy:

“If we decide to remove or disable access to the material, we will notify the affected user(s) after removing or disabling access to the material, provide them with access to the reporter’s complaint along with instructions on how to file a counter-notice, and forward a copy of the complaint to Chilling Effects.”

Prince’s label is known for its stringent copyright protection of the artists’ work. In the past Prince’s people have went after YouTube for posted performances.


James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.

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