Kanye West Wins Legal Battle Against Coinye

The virtual currency Coinye West is no more. In documents filed earlier this year, a U.S. District Court declared Kanye West the victor over most of Coinye's makers, by default because they never bothered to respond to his complaints. As NBC News points out, a total of 84 documents were filed since last January, and the case grew with over 100 people involved. Only three of the defendants, Richard McCord, David McEnery and Harry Willis, settled with West. Willis, a 17-year-old UK citizen said in an interview:

"I’ve never had anyone try to sue me before, let alone an A-list celebrity. We didn’t win but we’ve cost Mr. West thousands in legal fees, which is a great feeling. Also, the main reason I settled is because I get to have West’s lawyer, a United States district judge, and Kanye West’s signature along with my signature on the legal document that removes me as a defendant, which I will print off and frame.”

The parody electronic currency was announced in January but immediately shut down after West filed a cease-and-desist order and sued the group of defendants for unspecified damages.

NBC News

By: Staff / News / July 28, 2014 / 4378 Views
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  • maikel

    '' We didn’t win but we’ve cost Mr. West thousands in legal fees, which is a great feeling.'' lol what a brat, that's just pocket money to him.

  • ya

    no its not

  • OBI

    Take a marketing class and you'll understand why he sued.

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  • thomas

    thats it, thats like rihanna money. wheres all that fashion money

  • DemonSamaJr .

    Why did he sue OBI?

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  • peeweeherman

    hypetrak removes comments they don't think agrees with them, it's rather hilarious

  • thomas

    Smh people got nothing better to do

  • Lunakye

    I heard that Kanye is thinking about retirement.. I'll believe it when I see it youtu.be/spmprRZ0x0k

  • Other Concerned User

    Hypetrak is ran by community college/High School GED grads. What do you expect?

  • kill ‘em

    WHITE SWAG FAGGG!

  • Thomas sr.

    And here you are, in hypetrak... go to college and get a job BRUAHHH...

  • kill ‘em

    Because Hypetrak is ran by Swag fags and white male bitches.

  • Blind Aesthetics

    Better call Saul

  • Connor Chabot

    those guys are plugs

  • Patrick Anniskette

    The IRONY

  • Random Guy From Norway

    + Kim just got $88 MILLION from the iPhone game.

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  • maikel

    how you mean thats it, how much money you got?

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  • thomas

    He keeps talking about becoming a billionaire so... I expected more

  • maikel

    still more than you will ever have.

  • thomas

    like he said before "you aint shit in america till you got factories and billions"

  • benton

    oh, so the guy who doesn't credit his samples is mad about someone making a parody?

    Whatta baby.