Tag Archives: Limewire

Indie Labels Going After LimeWire For $5 Million

Posted by on July 18, 2011

Thought that LimeWire was going to be left alone to die peacefully after the RIAA received their $105 million settlement? Well now the indie labels want their share. In this latest episode of As The Lime Turns, a group of indie labels being represented by Merlin are suing the torrent file sharing site for $5 […]

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How Much Have Labels Lost Since Napster Was Born?

Posted by on May 16, 2011

The labels and RIAA have finally won their five year battle against LimeWire last week when it was announced that the peer-to-peer file-sharing website would pay $105 million for damages they caused the industry. Though it took a while for the case to finally come to a close, the whole ordeal is an eye opening […]

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LimeWire Settles Out Of Court For $105 Million

Posted by on May 13, 2011

The RIAA and labels gained a big victory back in October of 2010 when LimeWire, the onetime king of peer-to-peer file-sharing websites, was forced to shut down. Now, about 8 months after the “permanent injunction” and five years of litigation, LimeWire and the four major labels have settled out of court for the price of […]

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U.S. Internet Piracy Declining Thanks To Limewire’s Death?

Posted by on March 25, 2011

New research from the NPD Group has found that the percentage of internet piracy has fallen from 16% in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2007 to just 9% in 2010’s Q4. What could have caused such a major decrease in illegal downloading so suddenly? While it may be too soon to tell for sure, but […]

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Can’t Sell A Million Albums? Sue For A Million Dollars Then

Posted by on November 4, 2010

That’s pretty much the message the RIAA is sending in a recent court ruling against Minnesota resident Jammie Thomas-Rasset, who has been fighting against court hearings over 24 songs she illegally downloaded and shared online four years ago. A jury decided today that Rasset liable for $1.5 million in copyright infringement damages to Capital Records. […]

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Federal Court Forces LimeWire To Shut Down

Posted by on October 28, 2010

After a four year legal battle with the RIAA, a federal court in New York has issued a “permanent injunction” against peer-to-peer file-sharing website LimeWire. In other words, LimeWire is being forced to shut down. Judge Kimba Wood found that LimeWire was liable for enhancing copyright infringement, causing great harm to the record labels. LimeWire […]

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Lime Wire Given Two-Week Reprieve

Posted by on June 7, 2010

File-sharing service Limewire will be around for at least another two weeks after being given a temporary stay of execution by a U.S. District Judge. According to CNET, a motion was filed on Friday by the RIAA to shut down the service. Judge Kimba Wood, who granted summary judgment in favor of the RIAA’s claims […]

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