LimeWire Given At Least 2 More Weeks

Despite RIAA Claim Of "Rampant Illegal Conduct"

Last month a federal court issued a summary judgment holding LimeWire liable for copyright infringement. In court today, the RIAA representing the recording industry asked the judge to shut down LimeWire immediately:

image from www.hypebot.com "It is patently obvious that the rampant illegal conduct that Lime Wire intentionally induced, and for which it has been adjudged liable, will continue uninterrupted day after day unless and until the Court issues an injunction to rein in this massive infringing operation…. In the weeks since this Court’s Order, what has Lime Wire done to try to halt or limit the infringement it has induced? The answer, from all appearances, is nothing."

Limewire's response:

image from www.orbitcast.com “We feel a permanent injunction is not the best course of action. It could hold back the creation of new digital music technologies that LimeWire is in the process of developing and does not benefit the industry as a whole…

“Moreover, we continue to remain focused on our future product, which will give users boundless music portability and compatibility. We can confirm that in our ongoing dialogues with numerous industry executives, this service has been very well received.”

During today's preceding the judge gave LimeWire two week's from last Friday's filing by the RIAA to respond officially.

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  1. George Searle has been spewing the “industry executives received this very well” rap for the past couple of years now, and what he doesn’t realize is that labels tool meetings with Limewire to see their ideas and figure out how they might bolster the RIAA case. And it worked.
    Specifically, their “store filter”, which was sited as evidence of willful infringement, because it proved Limewire could filter content. Where did the labels first see it? In LImewire/label meetings. Limewire management never truly appreciated how much the majors hated them.
    The labels are not going to let up until Limewire has had all it’s teeth pulled out with pliers, it’s been buried alive in salted earth, and they’ve pissed on the grave.
    Or until the labels own Limewire, like what ended up happening with Napster, after which no one cared.

  2. Greedy factions like the RIAA have no grounds to complain. They make billions of dollars every year. You know one industry that HASN’T received a big bailout by the USA government? The record, TV, Film, and Video Game Industries!
    Most of the music produced by these corporations is pure drivel. Nobody signs real artists anymore. Who cares if some greedy millionaires lose a little bit of money off a manufactured pop tart? The RIAA needs to stop blaming the public, and blame themselves. If they release good music, people will buy their records. If they release trash, people will download the songs instead.

  3. hey no brain… it’s not just greedy corporations that get hurt by file sharing. it’s small independent labels, artists, songwriters, engineers & the list goes on & on. i bet u don’t work for free.

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