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No, Prince Won’t Let You Vine His Music

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22:  Recording artist Prince performs with singer Mary J. Blige onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Prince, who has a long litigious history with the Internet, has finally turned his attention to Vine – and sure enough, six seconds of unauthorized Prince music is six seconds too many. The singer’s NPG Records filed a copyright complaint requesting the removal of eight Vine clips using “unauthorized recordings”; the videos seem to have been removed. Sorry, your stop-motion bird art needs a new soundtrack.    

Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images