Breaking News Bar
updated: 1/17/2014 9:29 AM

N.Y. judge: Kanye West likely to win Coinye lawsuit

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • A New York judge says Kanye West's lawyers can do the research necessary to learn the identities of the creators of digital currency called Coinye West.

      A New York judge says Kanye West's lawyers can do the research necessary to learn the identities of the creators of digital currency called Coinye West.
    Associated Press File Photo

 
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A New York judge says Kanye West's lawyers can do the research necessary to learn the identities of the creators of digital currency called Coinye West.

U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres on Thursday granted the "Gold Digger" rapper's lawyers the legal authority to learn who will face a lawsuit saying the bitcoins were created to cash in on his fame.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The lawsuit was filed this week in Manhattan federal court and seeks unspecified damages.

The judge says there's a likelihood West will succeed with his claims. She says West's lawyers were told by Coinye West website operators they are anonymous and will keep it that way.

One of the websites targeted by the lawsuit put up a message after the lawsuit was filed saying: "COINYE IS DEAD. You win, Kanye."

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here