Prince took down a YouTube video of his live cover of Radiohead's 'Creep,' for copyright infringement. Radiohead's response? "Unblock it, it's our song."
It’s a pretty nice display of respect between musicians and respect of music. In today’s world of copyright insanity, where great music like Rebecca Black’s Friday can be removed from YouTube due to ownership claims, it’s great to see musicians treating their music in such a way.
So when Prince’s rendition of Creep went up on YouTube, it was quickly removed due to his label, NPG Records, claiming a copyright violation. Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, however had heard about the performance and thought much of it.
He laughed when he found out that not even he could hear Prince’s rendition of his own song. Yorke responded by getting the video unblocked, because the song is really Radiohead’s anyway. While Google declined to comment, the video was shortly put back up. You can now view it in all its glory below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZayY_6xv7I