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Prince estate awarded $7M in bootleg music lawsuit

Prince's estate has reportedly won millions in a legal case against the bootlegging of the late superstar's music. 

The songs of the iconic musician and singer, who died at 57 in April 2016, were at the centre of a fierce legal battle, which according to TMZ, eventually resulted in his estate being awarded $7 million in reparations from Eye Records. 

The estate accused the record label of being a "bootleg label dedicated to Prince" and they have now been instructed to remove all of their bootlegged Prince music. 

The lawsuit says that Eye Records was using the online store in order to sell the bootlegged music, with Prince's estate demanding $2 million per alleged trademark violation. 

Meanwhile, earlier this year, Prince's estate launched social media accounts for the late legend to celebrate his legacy. His fans were offered the chance to check out content about his music and life on Twitter and Instagram by following the username @Prince. The iconic star had more than 1,700 GIFs made by GIPHY which showcased each decade of his legendary 40-year career. 

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