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Labels seek summary judgement in Grooveshark copyright lawsuit

The gloves are well and truly off in the long-bubbling copyright infringement case brought against Grooveshark by major labels
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Tearing into the LimeWire compensation misreporting

TechDirt has torn a strip off the NME (and others who linked to its recent story) for erroneously claiming that the RIAA was looking for $72 trillion (yes, trillion) in settlement from LimeWire.
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RIAA reveals impact of Limewire shutdown

Nielsen Netview data claims that 65% of people who were using Limewire in September 2010 weren't using other sites that primarily provide illegal downloads a year later - from a group including The Pirate Bay, Frostwire and...
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RIAA reveals impact of Limewire shutdown

The RIAA has published a blog post outlining the impact of the closure of Limewire in late 2010.
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Merlin reaches out-of-court settlement with LimeWire

LimeWire may be defunct as an operating business, but it remains enmeshed in litigation from various rightsholders. Merlin is the latest to reach a settlement with the company, following its lawsuit filed in July 2011 on...
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RIAA hails Megaupload shutdown as boon for legal music services

The RIAA has published a statement welcoming the shutdown of storage service Megaupload, and saying it should send some new users to legal services.
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Former EMI exec says filesharers were biggest iTunes buyers

Remember Douglas Merrill? He's the exec that EMI poached from Google in 2008 to be its worldwide president of digital, but who left the company a year later. Now, in his role as CEO of a company called ZestCash, he's been...
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Merlin sues Lime Wire for more than $5m

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,...
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CNET LimeWire lawsuit dropped, with promise of expanded action

Film producer Alki David made headlines earlier in the year by suing CBS for copyright infringement, over the availability of the LimeWire client software on its CNET subsidiary's Download.com site. Several hip-hop artists...
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Music Ally Report : 99-cent problem?

- 99-cent problem? - Beyond LimeWire - Linn on why downloading doesn't mean 'low-quality' - Market Profile: Chile - Opinion: Joe Cohen, CEO, Seatwave
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RIAA exec says distribution of Lime Wire damages will be down to labels

Ever since Lime Wire settled with labels for $105 million last week, there have been reports buzzing about whether artists would see any of the loot. Quotes attributed to the RIAA's Jonathan Lamy hinted
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Lime Wire settles with labels for $105 million

The federal trial to decide what damages Lime Wire should pay labels after losing its copyright infringement case won't get to make that decision after all. Lime Wire has settled with the 13 labels involved in the case for...