Kanye West sues Dutch student to ‘Coinye’ currency

Mar

1

2014

Musician Kanye West has sued include a 24-year-old Dutch student because he is involved in the crypto currency Coinye. West is claiming damages and wants to use the pun is prohibited.

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The indictment shows that include West wants Hontelé and some others stop using the name Coinye for virtual currency. “There are also mainly developers exchanges Coinye-touted” says Hontelé. Through these exchanges Coinye can be exchanged. The Dutchman is itself part of the development of Coinye, where he is the unofficial spokesperson.

The artist also requires that all domain names with the word ‘coinye’ are transferred and he wants compensation for the alleged damage he has suffered. The existence of crypto currency The amount of damages to be determined. In court Moreover, West asks for punitive damages, which are damages that are not only meant to compensate the actual damage but also to scare people. Netherlands has no such compensation as they may be very high.

West calls the cryptocoin in the indictment include a deliberate infringement of trademark and unfair competition ‘. The defendants were themselves the name and likeness of the West have ‘appropriated’ with the sole purpose to increase the value. Coinye of-currency “With each passing day stroking the reputation of West irreparably harmed by the use of Coinye” reads the indictment.

The Coinye is based on the Coinye West crypto currency. After Kanye West a cease and desist letter sent to the developers of those cryptocoin, developed a new currency that the West was not wearing surname. That way infringement should be avoided. The name of Kanye West In addition, the logo of the coin showed no normal picture of West, but a reference to a South Park episode where West occurred. “We have everything from the coin removed what was infringing, and we still have this nagging” says Hontelé, who was not involved in the original currency.

Technically, the Coinye a Litecoin variant. “I joined the project because I do not want someone with a strong purse can pick up a cryptocoin from the air,” said Hontelé, which he refers to the artist.

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