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LimeWire settles with record labels for $105 million

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 May 2011 12:05 User comments (1)

LimeWire settles with record labels for $105 million LimeWire has decided to settle with the record labels in their federal copyright infringement suit, paying $105 million and finally marking the very end of an era.
After five years of litigation, LimeWire will pay out the money to 13 record labels; Arista, Atlantic, BMG Music, Capitol, Elektra, Interscope, Laface, Motown, Priority, Sony BMG, UMG, Virgin and Warner Brothers

LimeWire was shut down in October by judge Kimba Wood, who ruled that the company behind the P2P service was liable for wrongfully assisting users in pirating digital recordings.

Had the trial continue on to a jury, LimeWire was facing penalties of up to $1.5 billion, $150,000 maximum each for 10,000 tracks.

At its peak, LimeWire had 50 million monthly users, sharing hundreds of millions of tracks.

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113.5.2011 12:52

I Bet frostwire will get sued next since it's the same program as limewire but with chat room while limewire doesn't have any.

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