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RIAA Sues LimeWire For Trillions, Judge Finds Claim 'Absurd'
2012-05-25 10:09:08

More than 18 months after a federal judge ordered LimeWire to disable its filesharing service, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has reportedly filed an astounding $72 trillion lawsuit against the now defunct peer-to-peer filesharing company for enabling the illegal distribution of some 11,000 copyrighted songs. However, in a ruling filed earlier this month, Judge Kimba Wood of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York called the industry´s lawsuit...

As ISPs Prepare to Police Web Piracy, Questions of Efficacy and Motive Remain
2012-03-17 05:15:53

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Depending on whether or not you use peer-to-peer networks for file sharing, you may or may not remember a brief battery of blogosphere fireworks last summer after a handful of major internet service providers (ISPs) announced that they had reached an agreement with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). According to that deal - euphemistically dubbed the “Memorandum of Understanding”...

2011-07-30 00:01:05

The Copyright Law Group, based in Fairfax, Virginia, assists those who are implicated in copyright infringement. The representation involves filing subpoenas to prevent the disclosure of a user's identity, litigation, and possibly resolving the matter out of court. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Law firms are conducting wide-ranging litigation and other enforcement campaigns against those who download movies and other copyrighted works without permission. News reports claim that 14,000...

2008-08-04 21:00:17

By Erik Larson; Tom Wilkowske "It just can't be true that millions and millions of people can do what Ms. Thomas did and be free of copyright violations," Verrilli said at the hearing. "That's the same thing as saying there is no longer a right of distribution." The jury in October told Thomas, a 31-year-old mother of two, to pay $9,250 for each of 24 songs she downloaded from the music site Kazaa. Her attorney, Brian Toder of Minneapolis, requested a new trial, arguing the fine was...

2005-11-10 17:58:49

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People who attempt to copy music or movies without permission could face jail time under legislation proposed by the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday. The bill, outlined by U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at an anti-piracy summit, would widen intellectual-property protections to cover those who try but fail to make illicit copies of music, movies, software or other copyrighted material. It would also enable investigators to seize assets purchased...

2005-11-07 15:10:00

WASHINGTON -- File-sharing service Grokster will stop distributing software that allows users to copy songs without permission as part of a settlement with the recording industry, an industry group said on Monday. The settlement with the Recording Industry Association of America comes four months after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Grokster and other "peer to peer" networks could be held liable if they induce users into violating copyright laws. RIAA members include Vivendi...

2005-09-29 20:06:54

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A trade group representing the U.S. music industry said on Thursday it filed lawsuits against 757 people it claims used online file-sharing networks to illegally trade in copyrighted songs. The latest round brings the total copyright infringement lawsuits filed against individuals to 14,800 filed by the U.S. music industry. Of the 757 filed on Thursday, about 64 were filed against individuals using college networks, said the Recording Industry Association of...

2005-06-28 00:18:32

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood studios and musiccompanies hailed a ruling by the U.S Supreme Court on Mondaybacking their position in a landmark copyright case, saying itcould spur the development of the Internet as a commercialplatform for distribuing movies and songs. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled thatfile-trading networks like Grokster and Morpheus can be heldliable when their users trade copyrighted material withoutpermission, clearing the...

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