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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > More Music Publishers Sue LimeWire

More Music Publishers Sue LimeWire

More Music Publishers Sue LimeWire

Added: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Other plaintiffs, now NMPA (National Music Publishers’ Association) argues that it was not represented in the last case of the RIAA against the LimeWire. So it now demands equitable relief for the damages its members are claimed to have been suffering for many years.


The list of rights owner groups are seemed to now forming a line to submit copyright violation charges of their own. They all became so active after the RIAA’s victory in the case against the file-sharing service last month. NMPA, the biggest music publishing trade group throughout the United States, has also filed a lawsuit in the New York Court against P2P service for mass copyright violation occurred to their works.

David Israelite, President and CEO for NMPA, said that the spreading online infringement encouraged by LimeWire and similar services has consequences for all the members of the music world.

The list of plaintiffs now also include Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., and many others demanding equitable relief and damages for the P2P service deliberately allowing copyright violation to take place. Israelite adds that services like LimeWire can’t miss the fact that the tracks making their unauthorized venture profitable are not appearing out of the blue. There’s a network of people standing behind each song – a writer, a publisher, a musician and a record label. What LimeWire did is robbing every person in that chain by making profit out of their website presenting it as an access point for songs and then failing to duly license the music. It’s actually the same scheme as the U.S. Supreme Court spoke on 5 years ago in Grokster ruling, as well as that of the U.S. District Court decision on violating the copyright legislation in the hard-fought lawsuit for the record labels.

As the National Music Publishers’ Association didn’t find itself represented in the previous RIAA lawsuit, it filed the suit to ensure it receives a share of settlement money that file-sharing service makes available. As well as the RIAA claimed in its own lawsuit, the NMPA also said it would seek the maximum damages settlement allowed by legislation, which amounts to $150,000 for each single case of infringement. That’s not hard to count that the total could reach millions, if not billions. Too bad for the copyright owners that in the meanwhile file-sharing continues...

June 23rd, 2010

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Date:  Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-06-23 13:58:10)
minstrel avatarvery informative article SaM.........thanks!

posted by (2010-06-23 14:14:46)
iwillkillall avatarHow much money does limewire have ??, all these publishers care not a jot about getting back so called "lost revenue", they just want to make a point, and limewire is the fall guy in the story, an easy target it seems, lets pre-empt the publishers by setting up msn chat lists (you can share any file over msn chat)...dubby for movies, assasin for games etc...lets see them sue microsoft for letting users share data over msn chat....true p2p is legal and has been proved so in a dozen or so countries...spain being the leader of the pack in this area....its looking more like torrent sites have had thier day...soulseek anyone ??

posted by (2010-06-23 14:35:29)
Brynn217 avatarI don't see ANY Artist there being represented..... Only the middle man once again, ie: the Labels.... Think they will pay the Artist their cut once they get the few dimes from Limewire before the owner files for Bankruptcy....

posted by Blocked (2010-06-23 23:35:45)
menahunie avatarLimewire is already bankrupt
I agree Brynn; let all of use see these "artists" in court crying that they lost all this money?
We have yet to see any...
Most likely the RIAA and MPAA don't dare to for the simple reason the defense attorney would ask the "star" how much money have you lost to piracy? DUH I don't know, Duh you'll have to ask my agent about that..
Okay next question: how much of the millions of dollars the MPAA and the RIAA has been passed to you as the "artist" that lost money due to piracy? Duh I don't know, Duh you'll have to ask my agent about that.

posted by (2010-06-24 10:58:07)
No avatarexcept lilly allen that bitch has been whinging for weeks.. even said she is going to quit music because of illegal music downloads.. 6 words.. (boo hoo bitch your still rich)

posted by (2010-06-26 04:50:20)
evilmother avatarwhat i dont get is that lime wire is only one thats getting raped kazza or what ever its calld lets ppl charge others to d/l stuff they have bin for years ppl that use limewire dont charge
like others have said the lawers are the only ones that will win do you realy think the bands will get a 10 th of the % they should

hell look at th gratefulldead they set up spots at the concerts so ppl could record there shows they never cryd they were broke they did it all the years they were playing
and the BAY i was told went legal BS theres no way they can get ALL the coppy right things they need on every thing ppl put on there
just another lode put out by big brother to make money they need to get the ppl that are realy ripping ppl off like the CEOs

posted by (2010-06-26 23:59:02)
No avatarI'm just curious as to why sites like Limewire TPB mininova and other bittorrent sites r being targeted but why does extratorrent escape the prosecution?

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