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Kanye West Sues

STOP USING MY FACE

On Virtual Currency

1/14/2014 7:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West has declared legal war on the people who released a virtual currency (like a bitcoin) called Coinye West ... only problem is, he doesn't really know who to sue.

West filed legal docs in NY trying to get a judge to force the people behind Coinye to immediately SHUT DOWN the marketing and sale of the virtual currency, which can be used to buy goods and services through various online merchants.

The "coins" -- which feature a South Park-esque depiction of Kanye sportin' stunner shades -- were first offered to the public for sale on January 7 and Kanye says, "With each day that passes, [my] reputation is irreparably harmed by the continued use of the Coinye West marks."

So, in an effort to shut down the rise of the Coinye currency, Kanye has requested an injunction against several companies he believes are responsible for its release.

But Kanye's facing a huge problem -- 'cause with one exception, the people behind the companies are hiding their identities through various online privacy services ... and Kanye can't crack 'em.

However, Kanye has added Amazon.com to the list of defendants because he believes Amazon  provides web hosting services to the websites behind Coinye, and Amazon has failed to pull the plug on those sites.

Besides the injunction, Kanye is suing for a piece of the Coinye profits.

No word if he wants a paper check ... or if he'll settle for some Coinye.

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76.

jim    

Coin looks just like him. The problem I am having is his thinking this is doing him harm. What a joke he is an attention whore to begin with, so what the problem?

190 days ago
77.

ASH    

If he wasn't such an egotistical jackass, he wouldn't even have this problem.

He's worried about his reputation. LOL

190 days ago
78.

frunklin    

Most horrible and untalented rapper of 2013!

190 days ago
79.

Malaka    

Gay fish coins hahahahahaha awesome!!

190 days ago
80.

Malaka    

They should make a KIm Kardashian vagina bank.

190 days ago
81.

Duetschpire    

For Da LULZ
BitKanye.com is up for sale

https://cryptothrift.com/auctions/domain-names/bitkanye-com-for-sale-for-da-lulz/

190 days ago
82.

AnonGirl    

"With each day that passes, [my] reputation is irreparably harmed by the continued use of the Coinye West marks." - lmao! WHAT reputation?

190 days ago
83.

Pure Evil    

P LMFAO. Koinye got served.

190 days ago
84.

2cray4    

You're LATE TMZ, he won!

190 days ago
85.

J    

Actually coinye changed the coin and they received a cease and desist originally and changed the initial coin to the gay fish one.. Their response to the cease and desist was hilarious and if you google coinye you can read it. They altered the first coin so it no longer looks like kanye but changed it to a side profile with the fish tail... So sarcastic and hilarious but they did cease and desist as asked

190 days ago
86.

J    

Kanyes not mad they are doing it. He's mad he's not profiting

190 days ago
87.

tellmeaboutit     

Hey, neat coin! Gutter-gaye thinks his reputation will be irreparably damaged by it?? LMAO I'm more interested in the irreparable damage he and his fat ass Kimmode are doing to that whole frickin' repulsive family of hers. Carry on, big shot, bring it ALL down.

190 days ago
88.

DUMBnEASY    

He's probably just upset because he's on a $3 bill/coin.

190 days ago
89.

Glass    

I don't give this GAY thing a sh*t

http://glassjarcrafts.blogspot.com/

189 days ago
90.

JBDragon    

Who's dumb enough to want to even use that currency?

189 days ago
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