As seen on the Daily Report, where you can read the full story:

An Atlanta music streaming service that promotes itself as “the 800-pound gorilla of free hip-hop mixtapes” contends that, when the nation’s largest recording companies sued it for $3 billion last month, they omitted a key detail: that the recording giants had asked Spinrilla to promote and distribute their music.

Spinrilla and founder Jeffery Dylan Copeland also claim in a formal answer to a copyright suit in federal court in Atlanta that they “have been cooperating for years in a variety of ways” with the major recording labels to remove any unauthorized music that might constitute copyright infringement.

In his first public response to the suit, Copeland also claims that, long before it was filed, Spinrilla “voluntarily took multiple precautions” to block unauthorized music from being streamed on its website or via its free mobile app—and did so with the advice and cooperation of the recording companies that are now suing.

“This cooperation can and should continue as it benefits not only the parties to this lawsuit, but more importantly, it benefits independent artists and their millions of fans,” Spinrilla attorneys David Lilenfeld and Kaitlyn Dalton of Atlanta’s Trusted Counsel said in a formal answer to the complaint.

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