…When Prince complains.
I wanted to listen to an acoustic cover of Purple Rain on YouTube today. I found out that Prince and his record company have silenced all the videos (or forced the uploaders to silence them).
One resourceful guy who had produced an instructional video on how to play the song simply put an off-site link to his audio in the description.
Over the last few years, many musical artists have reacted to the copyright infringing reality in different ways. Radiohead let people pay whatever they wanted for their recent release. Metallica sued Napster and also some universities.
Some artists that are not in the mainstream have tried adding personal extras to albums that are purchased legally.
If you NEED to listen to a Prince song, you can do a keyword search and then sort your results by the date added. Prince has to sleep sometime.