Prince, who is well known for being fairly aggressive with take down notices for anything on the web that is not officially sanctioned by himself.  However at the Coachella festival the purple one performed a cover of Radiohead’s Creep.  Videos of this performance found their way onto YouTube and other web sites, Prince predictably reacted with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and demanded that the videos be taken down.  However Prince does not own the rights to the song they reside with the writers, i.e. Radiohead and as a result he doesn’t have the right to issue the takedown notices.  The fun begins as Thom Yorke when told about what had been happening told reporters that he should stop, its their song.


Article from the Electronic Frontier Foundation on the subject and CNN’s report here.