settles with music labels for $105 million
NEW YORK: Warner Music Group and Sony, along with other music labels, agreed during a trial to settle their copyright lawsuit against Lime Wire and its founder, Mark Gorton, for $105 million.
The defendants will pay a total of $105 million, according to e-mailed statements from the Recording Industry Association of America and Willkie Farr & Gallagher, the law firm representing Lime Wire and Gorton.
and its founder, Mark Gorton, are happy that this case is done," according to their law firm Willkie, Farr & Gallagher. It will finish the federal trial over copyright infringement damages.
* * * * * * ANDREW JOHNSON'S Catching Sparks is now available to download globally on iTunes, Amazon, Lime Wire
and all over the place.
MP3s on Lime Wire
; we make mash-ups and post them on our MySpace pages.
Many lawmakers have specifically criticized the Lime Group, distributor of the P2P software Lime Wire. According to ComputerWorld, Lime Wire's default setting enables users to share files only from a "shared" folder, but many users apparently override the default settings, ignore warnings from the software, and share their entire "my documents" folder or other folders.
"Just because that user is a Lime Wire user, it makes it look as though Lime Wire indexed their system, when actually it was an executable within a download.
India, May 13 -- Lime Wire
and its founder will pay four major record labels and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) $105 million to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit, according to reports on Thursday.
Gorton, head of Lime Group and Lime Wire
LLC, the companies behind the LimeWire site.
Saying that LimeWire s parent Lime Wire
LLC intentionally caused a "massive scale of infringement" involving thousands of works, Wood issued a permanent injunction that requires the company to disable its "searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality."
<span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: ">Citing Section 504(c) of the Copyright Act, a team of thirteen record companies claim that Lime Wire
's file-sharing program made the company liable for the numerous alleged copyright infringements committed by users.