In the famous lawsuit that involves LimeWire and the music industry, the latter is claiming that the filesharing service owes trillions of dollars in damages for facilitating the distribution of 11.000 copyrighted songs. The request is simply “absurd”, a federal judge ruled. Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of
While LimeWire was put out of business two years ago after the US courts ruled that they are liable for copyright infringement, the company is still good to pay Merlin is indeed in the magic biz – pulling loads of cash out of legal settlements – Limewire’s financial nightmare is not over yet. The Recording
Just when you thought Limewire is finally done with legal issues since it has reached a settlement with record labels, trouble finds the file-sharing service again. The late Limewire has recently been sued by a group of indie labels for failing to honor a copyright infrigement settlement. Merlin, representing labels such as Rough Trade and
The 5 years long battle against 13 record companies puts $105m (£64m) hole into Limewire’s budget. Peace has been finally restored between Limewire and the record companies – including labels owned by the four major groups. Limewire.com closed in October 2010 after the court decided that the portal is to blame for facilitating illegal file-sharing.
The heir and CEO of Warner Music Group, Edgar Bronfman Jr. received no less than $17 million in compensation for 2008 for copyright infringement. The battle of the century, Limewire vs. the music industry, had two sides of the story, one claiming that Limewire is not to blame the declining sales or the loss jobs,