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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Music Labels Sued Hip-Hop Mixtape Site

Music Labels Sued Hip-Hop Mixtape Site

Music Labels Sued Hip-Hop Mixtape Site

Added: Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ISP, Download, BitTorrent, MPAA, RIAA, copyright-infringement, file-sharing, Torrenting
A number of the largest record labels have sued Spinrilla, a popular hip-hop mixtape website and app. Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Bros. Records and Universal Music Group accuse Spinrilla’s operators of copyright infringement and claim damages that could reach millions of dollars.

Mixtapes have been part of the hip-hop culture for years, and one of such most popular online services today is Spinrilla. It allows users to stream and download tracks from its site or mobile app and accounts for hundreds of thousands of monthly users. The service got sued by the music labels, which claim that Spinrilla facilitates copyright infringement, allegedly offering over 21,000 tracks of music artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West.

The plaintiffs estimated that the Spinrilla Android app had been downloaded and installed several million times and was among the most popular music apps offered on the Google Play store. However, Spinrilla is not just another pirate website: the service was incorporated in the US, earns money through advertising and recently partnered with AOL.

At the same time, the RIAA believes that Spinrilla has crossed a line by offering copyrighted music without permission and hopes that the record labels will be compensated through the lawsuit and that an injunction will take Spinrilla offline. The copyright holders point out that consumers have access to millions of music tracks from innovative legitimate platforms and services that pay creators, and Spinrilla’s way of business has no place in today’s music marketplace.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Saturday, February 11th, 2017



Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

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posted by (2017-02-11 15:46:55)
Admiral_Smith avatarI remember the 1990s and there was a local popular business that did mixtapes. I did not think anything about it until mp3s were available. I mean that is like a mixtape by running a custom mp3 playlist

2
posted by (2017-02-14 05:13:00)
amebix avatarThe term "Mixtape" with in the hiphop scene is completely different then a "mixtape" of say "my favorite songs of 2002"
A mixtape can be an assortment of original and cover songs or songs done over the instrumentals of other songs. ...think of it as a remix, either official or not, done by original artist or up and coming indies who use tracks with out a license(AKA SAMPLING to a extreme degree at times)

Regardless this was the building blocks of hiphop/rap and what it is today. Unless I am missing something (say this website just has straight up songs ripped from CD to the site...)

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posted by ModeratorTrusted UploaderET loverSupermanSunTurtle (2017-02-15 20:14:31)
Soup avatarRap, hiphop whatever lol, shutting down that whole rap business would be music to my ears.......... Absolute crap music imo, again i say imo

4
posted by (2017-02-18 14:19:53)
Mike_Oxhard avatarWhats next? Outlawing Audacity because it can capture digital music from Spotify?
All this fuss about music that you can listen to for free on the radio.
I'm with Soup about not caring for Hip Hop, but I don't like the legal precedent this could set.
If this case succeeds, then, they will leverage the legal precedent to sue and close down other streaming sites, maybe even something you like.
It's like something I read once pertaining to Nazi Germany.
When they came for the communists, I said nothing, I was not a communist.
When they came for the Jews, I said nothing, I was not a Jew.
When they came for the intellectuals, I said nothing, I was not a intellectual.
When they came for the capitalists, I said nothing, I was not a capitalist.
And when they came for me, there was no one left to say anything.
Don't kid your self, these internet thugs are equivalent to 21st Century Nazis and all of us need to grow a pair and speak up.

5
posted by (2017-02-20 08:28:22)
accountx avatarHeavy metal, thrash metal whatever lol, shutting down that whole metal business would be music to my ears.......... Absolute crap music imo, again i say imo



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