Warner Bros. Threatens to Sue Hip-Hop Blogs

Warner Bros. Threatens to Sue Hip-Hop Blogs

Published April 9, 2010

Warner Bros., home to Gucci Mane, is reportedly threatening to file copyright infringement lawsuits against a number of hip-hop sites and blogs for making the rapper's mixtapes available for download.

According to Newindustrytips.com, coast2coastmixtapes.com is one of the site Warner. is threatening with legal action. In addition to Gucci, the site hosts mixtapes from rap and R&B acts like Nas, DJ Khaled, DJ Drama, Keri Hilson, Snoop Dogg and many more.

“The funny thing is we don’t host any files on our site,” Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes CEO Kyle “Lil Fats” Hiersche told newindustrytips.com. “We help promote music to the fans and use other parties to help our efforts, meaning we don’t host any files but use providers like datpiff.com to stream music. When we we’re asked to remove all files we questioned the basis of the claims, stating that we in fact don’t host any music on the website. We like to promote music of all kinds but if Warner Bros. Records doesn’t want to be included then we will gladly stop promoting all their artists.”

Warner. Bros declined to comment on the case.

Written by Carl Chery, BET.com staff


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