Kanye West Plans to Sue Pirate Bay for ‘Life of Pablo’ Illegal Downloads
Kanye West is standing his ground again. After weeks of Twitter rants including going in on Wiz Khalifa, asking Mark Zuckerberg for a billi to fund his creative passions, and stating Bill Cosby is innocent, the outspoken 'Ye is planning on coming for a new target: Pirate Bay.
Since West decided to go against the grain and not sell his album directly, dropping his highly anticipated project The Life of Pablo exclusively on TIDAL after his Saturday Night Live appearance last week, downloads have boosted for the TIDAL app, but also stimulated a surge in bootlegging. Now 'Ye plans to take legal action against Pirate Bay for copyright infringement and loss of earnings.
The Life of Pablo was originally slated for a TIDAL premiere and then Yeezus was supposed to distribute it for sale via other outlets like Apple Music, but in Ye’s unapologetic fashion he changed his mind. “My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal,” he tweeted on Feb. 15.
The move was too little, too late as fans reportedly purchased the album prior to the TIDAL exclusive. Those copies of the album leaked to numerous torrent sites including Pirate Bay. Yeezy allegedly has his legal team going frantic in efforts to find ways to approach Pirate Bay, but it may not be much they can do.
According to Geek, the new owners of Pirate Bay are very private on the contrary to the site and it may be more of a hassle getting them into court and seeing a suit through. Maybe digital streaming isn’t the answer just yet. It looks like selling it the old school way could have been the best way to keep from adding to that 53 million in personal debt.
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