Music publishers follow the RIAA's lead, sue LimeWire

By Matthew
Jun 17, 2010
  1. Eight music publishers have teamed up to pursue legal action against LimeWire, which is already treading deep water after losing a significant case against the RIAA. In that case, a judge granted the file-sharing service a two-week reprieve after being found liable for copyright infringement, induced copyright infringement, and unfair competition.

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  2. $150,000 for each song?! Holy Moley!
  3. Basher

    Basher TS Rookie Posts: 54

    I'm glad I started using Yahoo Music years ago. Now I use Rhapsody since they combined with Yahoo Music and offered me the same $6 a month unlimited plan. I haven't pirated music in years.
  4. F*ck the riaa is all i gotta say, 150,000 for each song what are those greedy sons of b*tches gona do with all that money ???
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,260   +92

    It's probably worth noting that the industry always seeks $150,000 per infringed article because it's the highest permitted by law -- or so I believe (anyone care to confirm that?). They strive for the maximum but rarely (if ever) receive it.
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,885   +643

    I'm kinda glad limewire is going down, that place had more evils than just pirated music!
  7. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Guru Posts: 509   +35

  8. Armanian

    Armanian TS Rookie Posts: 37   +7

    "$150,000 for each song shared illegally on LimeWire"

    Each song?? That wont run into the hundreds of millions, that will run into the billions. Well i can say with confidence that nobody will have to pay out that much. So long for limewire, although i will say a new P2P software will come out anytime soon, or people will just move onto the next.
  9. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 811   +26

    AWESOME! Now we can actually pay to download viruses!
  10. Oh yea? how so?
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