The more I think of this story the more I want to rage...Seattle artist Troy Gua paid homage to his idol, Prince with a series of 'Le Petit Prince' videos until he got a cease and desist from The Purple One and he has graciously agreed to pull them on
Friday, the 16th at 4pm PST.
Here is a behind the scenes look at the effort that goes into one of Troy's videos...he could have just stick him in a Ken doll outfit...but he made that sh*t by hand.
Prince may not appreciate Troy's art, but Troy's fans certainly do.
VIDEO: HURRY TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO ENJOY THE PETIT PRINCE.
| November 15, 2012 at 11:13AM
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| November 15, 2012 at 12:07PM
It is pretty nice of him to take it down because he shouldn't have to. This kind of thing is almost always protected under the rules of parody. As long as he is not using the original music to make a profit, I do not see how Prince has any legal ground.
| November 16, 2012 at 6:33AM
Like all super talented musicians he has some major quirks.
| November 16, 2012 at 6:37AM
Hes not the first musician to have wierd quirks.
| November 16, 2012 at 7:33AM
Do you remember a few years ago when Prince shut down a video of a little boy's first steps because one of Prince's songs was playing in the background? Found the article. (It won't let me link it. It's a CNet article "Mother protects Youtube clip by suing Prince.) Ha. The mom sued him, citing it's fair use and non-commercial. Don't know what the outcome was though.