LimeWire Loses Copyright Case: Record Labels Win Landmark Ruling

File sharing site LimeWire has lost its court battle with The Recording Industry Association of America. Manhattan Federal Judge Kimba Wood agreed with the thirteen record companies that founder Mark Gorton and parent company Lime Wire LLC were liable for copyright violation.

The case dates back to August 2006 when the labels first sued LimeWire, the labels involved are Sony BMG, Virgin, Elektra, BMG Music, Arista, Atlantic, Capital, Motown, LaFace, Interscope, UMG, Priority, and Warner Brothers.

The ruling could devastate the New York Company behind LimeWire, as the RIAA were seeking up to $150,000 per copyright infringement. Please head over to for the full story. Do you think this could be the end of LimeWire?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems


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