P2P firm LimeWire is already expected to be on the wrong end of a mammoth damages bill resulting from a copyright infringement lawsuit decided in the favour of labels. Now it’s facing another suit, this time from eight members of the US National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA). The publishers are asking for $150,000 in damages for each song that was wilfully infringed on LimeWire’s network, which in theory could mean another enormous damages bill. “The current suit from the music labels doesn’t represent the publishers’ interests to the extent there are damages,” says NMPA boss David Israelite. “We have to file this so the publishers can be compensated for the massive theft that has gone on for years…we need to be at the table for any discussions about the future.” A future that’s looking increasingly bleak for LimeWire, despite its aim of launching a legitimate music service. Source: CNET
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