Pop star sues Web sites

But you'll have to guess who it is -- if we Prints his name (geddit!?!) we could get sued too

The well known pint-sized popster who likes to party like it's 1999 is taking legal action to stop anyone using his name, his symbol or his music on the Net. Once laughingly dubbed the "new Jimi Hendrix" and the man who courted wee Scottish songstress Sheena Easton, the rock god in question is taking action to stop businesses exploiting his good name ... or should that be good symbol? Anyway, according to sources in the US he wants one Net company to stop using his trademark symbol and likeness and to quit selling his lyrics. In another action, he's taken umbrage that unauthorised copies of his image and biographies are being peddled. He's also pretty riled that some of his fans are downloading bootleg copies of his music from Web sites and wants this stopped as well. If he catches anyone else doing it he may well decide to (purple) rain on their parade. ®

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