Prince: The Artist Who Formerly Liked the Internet

Prince, who was one of the first major recording artists to sell music online and also received a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award for his “visionary use of the Internet to distribute music,” is suing the internet. He has become such an internet Grinch over the past few months, that he’s being compared to Napster’s party pooper, Lars Ulrich.

CNET News reports:

Within the next few days, he is expected to cap an aggressive two-month legal campaign to protect his copyright by suing The Pirate Bay, a popular BitTorrent tracking site best known for helping people find unauthorized copies of music and movies. As reported Friday by CNET, Prince plans to sue The Pirate Bay in three countries for encouraging copyright violations–the United States, France, and Sweden, where the Pirate Bay is based.