Is suing Lime Wire now a bit like flinging lawsuits at the barn door after the horse has bolted? Not according to indie licensing body Merlin. It has filed a lawsuit against the defunct P2P firm for copyright infringement, demanding more than $5 million in damages. Why now? It all relates to Lime Wire’s $105 million settlement with a group of major labels earlier this year. According to Courthouse News Service, Merlin claims that Lime Wire agreed in 2008 that it would extend to Merlin’s independent label members “the terms of whatever settlement it reached with the major labels”, but now apparently denies that such an agreement exists. Merlin has good form recently in the copyright infringement area, having agreed a settlement with satellite radio firm XM in April over the latter’s Pioneer Inno recorder. Source: Courthouse News Service

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