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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > LimeWire Asking for Jury in the Court Trial

LimeWire Asking for Jury in the Court Trial

LimeWire Asking for Jury in the Court Trial

Added: Saturday, August 21st, 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
In its lawsuit with the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), LimeWire claims majority of the works listed in the plaintiff’s copyright infringement claims are located in the public domain, which means they are not protected.

Two month ago the NMPA filed a lawsuit against P2P service LimeWire for mass copyright violation of their works. Therefore it sought both justified relief and damages for the service knowingly allowed the copyright violation to occur.

As the President and CEO for the National Music Publishers’ Association David Israelite announced at the time, the plaintiffs was looking for more than a mere cessation of violation – NMPA was rather claiming the damages for all of the cases of infringement committed over the years.

The news emerged after another successful trial against LimeWire, which was brought up by the Recording Industry Association of America, called by Mitch Bainwol, the RIAA’s CEO and Chairman, an outstanding victory for the whole creative community.

In response, LimeWire denied all of the copyright violation accusations the music publishers made. P2P service countered in a trial brief that the plaintiffs sought to claim IP rights or copyright to the works located in the public domain, meaning that they were not protected. Besides, LimeWire has also asked the presiding judge for a jury trial to hand out a decision on the case.

Meanwhile, the music publishers go on pressing on the LimeWire. It seems like P2P service is most likely to lose the case, as it has already lost to the Recording Industry Association of America over the same accusations.

David Israelite argues that thousands of the country’s creative people have been harmed by the unauthorized activities of the services like LimeWire. He adds that the company is looking forward to their day in the trial.

Looks like the LimeWire’s case is unlikely to be helped, and it’s another reminder to the similar services what they should avoid. Nevertheless, it can’t be considered, as Mitch Bainwol said, “an extraordinary victory” for the rights owners – this kind of decision has still little to do with solving a problem of Internet copyright infringement committed through peer-to-peer services.

August 21st, 2010

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Date:  Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Comments (1) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-08-24 00:20:23)
evilmother avatardont see why not kazza lets ppl put up stuff and charg for it limewire dont go after kazza

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