Please understand that this is not a threat of a boycott of his music; we will continue to listen to and enjoy every song he puts out. It is simply a statement of our intention to not purchase another product from the Artist until he shows proper respect for those who have made him what he is.
I look forward to hearing an apology from you immediately but in no event later than the close of business on April 3, 1998. I or any of my Friends can be reached at Here is another threat from early 2001:
January 23, 2001
Here is another threat from early 2001:
Please be advised that I am legal counsel to NPG Records, Paisley Park Enterprises, Inc., Prince Rogers Nelson ("Prince"), and the related companies of Paisley Park Enterprises, Inc. (all collectively referred to herein as "Paisley Park"). You are hereby placed on notice that Paisley Park retains proprietary rights in the names, images, likenesses and performances of Prince.
It recently has come to our attention that you have been proliferating material through the Internet and otherwise that contains copyrighted material owned by Prince including, but not limited to, Prince's name, likeness or recordings (the "Unauthorized Material") without any authorization from Paisley Park to do so. You are further put on notice that the dissemination of any such Unauthorized Material without the prior express authorization from Paisley Park will cause immediate and irreparable harm to Paisley Park's reputation and to Prince's valuable and proprietary rights in his name, image and likeness and would also constitute a willful violation of both federal and state unfair competition laws.
Accordingly, we hereby demand the following of you and any person or entity with which you are affiliated: (1) that you immediately cease and desist from the dissemination, copying, or commercial exploitation of the Unauthorized Material, including but not limited to, e-mail dissemination; and (2) that you remove all Unauthorized Material from your web pages or websites, and refrain from posting such Unauthorized Material on any other sites. We further demand that you advise us immediately of what steps you will take to prevent the dissemination or further distribution or exploitation of the Unauthorized Material by you, any affiliates or related entities.
You are further placed on notice that its possession and dissemination, or other exploitation of the Unauthorized Material at issue is unlawful and a serious violation of Paisley Park's legal and equitable rights for which they will hold you and any person or entity acting in concert with you, fully accountable. This letter is without prejudice to Paisley Park's legal and equitable rights, all of which are expressly reserved.