A US federal court has granted a summary judgement in favour of the RIAA’s claim that the company behind P2P software LimeWire is liable for copyright infringement. The ruling from District Judge Kimba Wood says that LimeWire parent company Lime Group “optimized LimeWire’s features to ensure that users can download digital recordings, the majority of which are protected by copyright”, and that it “assisted users in committing infringement”. The RIAA’s case included evidence showing that 93% of a random sample of 1,800 files available on LimeWire were copyrighted. Lime Group CEO Mark Gorton has been found personally liable for the same claims. So what happens now? A status conference on 1 June will provide more information on likely injunctions and damages. It’s a big win for the RIAA though. Source: CNET Source: Ars Technica

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