p2pnet view Music:- Hail, Hail, the gang’s all here.
And they’re out to devour LimeWire and its boss Mark Gorton, whole.
RIAA lawyer Kelly M. Klaus recently went into overdrive suggesting LimeWire potentially owed Big Music an incomprehensible, mind-boggling amount of dollars for money allegedly lost because of alleged file sharing.
Based on his figures, p2pnet calculated it as $1.5 trillion.
On Slashparty, Miles made it not $1.5, but $15 trillion.
In fact, it was a mere $150 billion.
Klause, a la the RIAA, was fronting for Big 4 labels Arista Records, Atlantic Recording, BMG Music, Capitol records, Electra Entertaiment, Interscope Records, Motown Recording, Priority Records, LaFace Records, Sony BMG (?), UMG Recordings and Warner Bros Records.
It was like throwing chum into a sea of blood-hungry sharks, and now another eight are joining in the frenzy.
They’re National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) members including EMI, Sony/ATV, Universal Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Bug Music, MPL Music Publishing, Peermusic, and The Richmond Organization, says PC Magazine.
They’re suing LimeWire, Mark Gorton, COO and CTO Greg Bildson and the M.J.G. LimeWire Family Limited Partnership for “knowingly facilitating copyright infringement through its Web application”, says the story, going on >>>
The RIAA wanted the site shut down immediately, but the judge said on June 8 that LimeWire could remain open for at least another two weeks. At the time, LimeWire said a permanent injunction “could hold back the creation of new digital-music technologies that LimeWire is in the process of developing,”
The NMPA said its suit is being filed “as a related case” to the RIAA’s complaint.
LimeWire, meanwhile, appears to be viewing this as little more than part of friendly negotiations.
“We definitely want publishers at the table,” the story has LimeWire stating.
“We have had many promising meetings with labels, publishers, songwriters and artists alike about our new music service and a business model that will compensate the entire industry. Publishers are absolutely a part of that solution, and we’re hopeful that this action will serve as a catalyst to help us get to there.”
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p2pnet – Does LimeWire owe the RIAA $1.5 trillion?, June 8, 2010
Slashparty – RIAA v. Limewire and some change, May, 2010
a la the RIAA – Does LimeWire owe the RIAA $1.5 trillion?, June 8, 2010
PC Magazine – LimeWire Sued (Again) for ‘Massive’ Copyright Infringement, June 16, 2010
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