LimeWire hit with $105 million in damages in RIAA lawsuit

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LimeWire hit with $105 million in damages in RIAA lawsuit.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/05/SZj48X.jpg[/newsimage]The copyright infringement lawsuit brought against LimeWire by major record companies has reportedly been settled to the tune of $105 million.  The suit was originally filed in 2006 accused LimeWire of being a website "devoted to piracy" by allowing users to upload and download whatever content they pleased without permission.  A Manhattan district court judge ruled last year that LimeWire was liable for copyright infringement with this trial being a follow on to set damages.  This is the second major win against LimeWire, the first coming in March of 2011 when LimeWire settled a suit brought by 30 music publishers.



Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/record-labels-settle-5-year-copyright-infringement-lawsuit-with-limewire-44879/](http://www.myce.com/news/record-labels-settle-5-year-copyright-infringement-lawsuit-with-limewire-44879/)


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