When it comes to streaming mixtapes and getting new singles, many of us use Spinrilla. There’s also Datpiff, LiveMixtapes, and a few others. Well, it looks like Spinrilla’s active update of music will come to a slow, as they deal with some legal issues.
On Feb. 3, Founder of Spinrilla Jeffery Dylan Copeland was hit with a lawsuit by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in Georgia. Atlantic Recording Corporation, LaFace Records, UMG, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Bros, all have a part in this lawsuit. “A substantial amount of content uploaded to the Spinrilla website and apps consists of popular sound recordings whose copyrights are owned by Plaintiffs,” attorney James Lamberth states in documents. “Through the Spinrilla website and apps, users with an artist account can upload content that any other user can then download or stream on demand for free, an unlimited number of times.”
“Spinrilla specializes in ripping off music creators by offering thousands of unlicensed sound recordings for free. Fans today have access to millions upon millions of songs from innovative platforms and services that pay creators — this kind of illicit activity has no place in today’s music marketplace,” points out.
You can slightly see the change in how Spinrilla has been moving, even as early as this morning (Feb. 4). The site and app is not shut down, but we’re sure they’ll be working in caution for now on, to avoid the copyright infringements.