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Limewire under fire from music publishers

News: 17th June 2010 by Louise Dodgson under Selling & Distributing Your Music

Limewire are already in trouble in the US with the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and now they are under fire from some major music publishers who have filed a lawsuit against the P2P service.

The music publishing companies are claiming that Limewire has infringed copyright and, by offering songs for download, have made music available to the masses without paying those involved in the songwriting process. It is claimed that the publishers will be looking for $150,000 per song that has been distributed illegally via Limewire, which could easily leave the service with a monstrous bill running into the millions! Whether they will get this much cash is another matter, but no doubt they will be happy with any outcome which involves Limewire being forced to shut down. We'll keep you posted...

Related Links

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/17/business/media/17lime.html?ref=media

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ic9efda4c1138e1a16591dcf8ef10bd2b


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limewire, music publishers, music publishing, music licensing, digital music, illegal download, legal downloading, p2p

 

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