Judge Says Kanye West Likely to Win Coinye Suit
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.16.2014
Kanye is allowed to do the research to find out who's behind it...
A judge in New York has given Kanye West's lawyers permission to look into the identities behind the digital currency called Coinye West. Billboard reports that West was given the legal authority to find out who is facing a lawsuit over the bitcoin operation, which he says is trying to cash in on his name. West filed suit against the Coinye creators this week.
The judge said that there is a "likelihood" that West will succeed, at least enough to make knowing the names of the people a necessity. West's lawyers were informed by the website operators that they intend to remain anonymous. The Coinye West operation is claiming parody rights.