Celebrating his win, Ryder Ripps, self-proclaimed artist and designer, announces his victory stating that Yuga Labs has “admitted” to all of their counterclaims, based on the court’s recent order. Ripps further shares an electronic filing of the US District Court, Central District of California on Twitter.
🚨HUGE WIN ANNOUNCEMENT🚨
Yuga Labs has ADMITTED all of our counterclaims as a result of the courts recent order
Ranging from emotional distress, theres no copyright to the apes, DMCA violations and that we are not defaming them.
Their motion has been STRICKEN!🙏 pic.twitter.com/hikVKeHJwG
— RYDER RIPPS 🔜 (@ryder_ripps) January 18, 2023
Ripp also elucidated that there’s no copyright to the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs or DMCA violations. Moreover, he stated that they are not defaming them, and in the end, Ripp proclaimed, “Their motion has been STRICKEN!”
A few days before the new year, Ripp shared his response and counterclaims against YugaLabs’ “predatory” lawsuit. Ripp stated that they had 16 total defenses listed which range from 1st amendment protection to unclean hands.
Myself and @Pauly0x’s response and counter claims to YugaLabs predatory lawsuit has just been filed here :https://t.co/jI0BE6hoq2
some highlights 🧵: pic.twitter.com/pSNTxXs9Ly
— RYDER RIPPS 🔜 (@ryder_ripps) December 27, 2022
Ripp starts his explanation by describing NFTs, claiming “they can’t be copied.” He later reasoned that YugaLabs do not own the BAYC NFT besides the ones in the company’s wallet. He also mentioned that once the NFT purchase has been made by the user, the ownership gets transferred too.
Continuing his Twitter thread, Ripp does a side-by-side comparison of the Bored Ape Yacht Club logo, justifying it looked similar to the Nazi Totenkopf emblem. When it comes to the RR/BAYC, Ripp reminded us that the buyers knew that it was a sign of protest against the BAYC.
Ripps also expressed that YugaLabs had tried to intimate to harm the team behind RR/BAYC. Ripps also pinpointed out that Guy Oseary threatened them, tried to interfere with their business relationships, and harassed Mr. Cahen’s sister.
While Ripp had highlighted to have gone through a tough time protesting against YugaLabs, some members of the crypto community showed their support, while others were still doubtful.
Source: Crypto News