Thursday, October 23, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Cloud and Surface 3 Drive Microsoft's Revenue
Micron Urges Investors To Reject TRC Capital's Unsolicited Tender Offer
Facebook Returns To Chat Roots With Rooms App
Sony SmartWatch 3 And LG G Watch R Are Rolling Out With Updated Android Wear Software
New Nvidia Driver Enable DSR On Older Graphics Cards
GT Advanced Technologies Reaches Settlement Agreement With Apple
Google Is Teaming up with Oxford University on Artificial Intelligence
Bonhams Sells Apple Computer For 905K USD
Active Discussions
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
 Home > News > General Computing > Music P...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Music Publishers File Infringement Suit Against LimeWire


Eight members of the National Music Publishers? Association (NMPA) today filed a lawsuit against LimeWire for copyright infringement of their musical works on a massive scale.

NMPA President and CEO David Israelite announced the action today at the NMPA?s Annual Meeting in New York City.

The plaintiffs ? EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Bug Music, MPL Music Publishing, Peermusic, and The Richmond Organization ? filed the action against LimeWire LLC, Lime Group LLC, LimeWire CEO Mark Gorton, former COO and CTO Greg Bildson, and M.J.G. LimeWire Family Limited Partnership in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The publishers accused LimeWire for "copyright infringement of their musical works on a massive scale" and are seeking unspecified relief and damages.

Similar action by the Recording Industry Association of America against LimeWire and its executives has resulted in a recent court decision holding the company liable for, among other things, inducing copyright infringement.

"The pervasive online infringement facilitated by LimeWire and others like them has consequences for everyone in the music chain," Israelite said.

"Operations like LimeWire must understand the songs that make their illegal venture lucrative don?t appear out of thin air. Behind every song is a vast network of people ? a songwriter, a publisher, a performer, a record label. They have robbed every individual in that chain by selling their site as an access point for music and then refusing to properly license the music. It is a scheme the U.S. Supreme Court spoke on five years ago in its landmark Grokster decision, and a scheme that the U.S. District Court ruled was a violation of copyright law in the record labels? hard-fought case."

The National Music Publishers? Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing American music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA?s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights.


Previous
Next
SAPPHIRE's Offers New ArcSoft Bundle With Latest Graphics Cards        All News        TSMC To Reportedly Produce AMD's Ontario Chips
AOL To Sell Bebo     General Computing News      Fujitsu's Technology Paves The Way For Commercialization of MRAM

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
LimeWire and Record Labels Reach Settlement
LimeWire Says Unathorized Apps Using Its Name
LimeWire File-sharing Service Shut Down
RIAA Wins Legal Battle Against LimeWire

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .