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Music publishers follow the RIAA's lead, sue LimeWire

By Matthew ยท 9 replies
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: 5,307   +100

    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: 3,031   +787

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

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 582   +50

  8. Armanian

    Armanian TS Enthusiast Posts: 43   +19

    "$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: 826   +32

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